RAK Research and Innovation center is a state of art R&D center specializing in sustainable system solution development related to solar technologies. This center is the succession of research platform developed by the CSEM in 2007 when the Government of Ras Al Khaimah allocated to CSEM-uae 87000 m² of land in the industrial zone to build a world unique Solar R&D facilities open to co-operation with world leading academic, technology and industrial development centers. Solar-Island prototype was proposed. It was designed to evaluate technologies to build cost effective solar power plants.

Today this facility includes 7 R&D test platforms focusing on Photovoltaic, Solar cooling, Solar Hybrid minigrid, Green building, Solar water desalination, Solar Island and Concentrated Solar Power.

RAK Research and Innovation center acts as a bridge between Academics and Industry’s new product development. Each year we offer top level opportunity to highly selected master and PhD students from leading European universities to participate in application driven projects in our state of art facility. Our Senior R&D Engineers operate very closely to industry; developing competitive solution to renewable energy. Moreover we incorporate students in well defined fragments of the projects controlling their confidentiality.

RAK Research and Innovation center is also active in the field of consultancy, performance tests, technology integration, energy auditing, system development and technology transfer to the industry.