R&D

Innovation is one of the main tools for a company to guarantee its sustainability, efficiency and competitiveness. In our case, our continued commitment to innovation has made us the most innovative Spanish utility, and the third most innovative in Europe, according to the European Commission's classification.

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  • Iberdrola is strongly committed to industry, innovation and infrastructure and contributes directly to achieving Sustainable Development Goal 9. The group is committed to accelerating its investments in renewable energy, digitisation and electric mobility to promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation. Therefore, it has launched an unprecedented investment plan worth 75 billion euros with a 2025 horizon, that will increase to €150 billion in 2030, designed to stimulate the industrial sector and employment in the countries within its areas of influence; 90 % of this plan is also aligned with the green investment criteria included in the European Union taxonomy.

    Agrovoltaics, which seeks maximum synergy between photovoltaic energy and agriculture by installing solar panels on farmland, is positioning itself as one of the benchmarks for making a sector that does not want to be left behind in the fight against climate change more sustainable. Below, we discuss its impact, as well as its characteristics and advantages.

  • The future of decarbonisation depends on effective energy storage, among other factors, whether on a small scale in, for example, an electric car, or on a large scale in the distribution network. This is where lithium-ion batteries, currently the most competitive, come into play. Here, we take a look at their components, how they work, their advantages and their role in a sustainable future.

    The TV, fridge and even your coffee maker will be smart appliances. Virtual assistants will operate them according to your orders, helping you in many of the day-to-day tasks.

  • Mobility is changing thanks to new technologies, and part of the population is opting for pay-per-use shared vehicles, eliminating fixed maintenance costs. These services can be accessed on the internet quickly, conveniently and safely. In addition, this new trend also helps to reduce pollution and protect the environment.

    The electrolyser is an apparatus that produces hydrogen through a chemical process (electrolysis) capable of separating the hydrogen and oxygen molecules of which water is composed using electricity. Hydrogen produced in this sustainable way, i.e. without emitting carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, can be the basis for a decarbonised economy.