The birth of INSPIRA is closed o the American model called Start-up, to develop a novel technological product.
It was created by a group of young Telecommunication engineers, from the School of Madrid who, with a first economic support from the General Directorate for Research of Madrid (CAUCE Program), designed fitted electronic devices. The company was founded in 1995 by Ignacio Luque, José López, Ramón Nistal y Javier Requejo. Counting more on their hearts than in a business plan, they started from Ignacio Luque’s Graduation Work called “Automatic Musical Composition Models” which won an award at the High School of Telecommunication. Their work consisted on the adaptation of the techniques there developed, particularly those based on composition procedures from the XVIII century, intending to apply its electronic implementation as an ASIC in mobile phones.
In the course of this Project, in 1997, the Institute of Solar Energy was requiring the design of a solar tracking control equipment to implement the strategy developed for the EUCLIDES Photovoltaic Concentrator tracking. INSPIRA started then to work on the development of high precision solar tracking systems for photovoltaic concentration. The following five years Public R+D Projects are the main source of income. INSPIRA takes part in several both national and international projects, thus acquiring a know-how that, propelled by the growing standardization of photovoltaic concentration systems, evolved towards a systematic of dimensioning and design of photovoltaic concentration solar trackers.
In the last few years and simultaneous to the deployment of photovoltaic industry, a considerable number of companies devoted to concentration are emerging, either in the heart of an already existing photovoltaic company, or as a technological Start-up, which makes INSPIRA to explode its technology almost exclusively.