The QUARZ Center at the Institute of Solar Research develops and applies test and qualification procedures for concentrating solar power plants and their components. We offer our service to industry customers on our laboratories and testing sites in Cologne, Jülich and at the PSA.
Individual CSP components, their interplay in the system of a power plant and the meteorological conditions have a strong impact on the performance and cost efficiency of solar power plants. Our scientists are developing measurement techniques and tools which are used to study and evaluate these factors. This leads to guidelines and standards for testing procedures and quality criteria.
We transfer our research results into customer-oriented services. Our testing and qualification procedures provide important information for the industry to improve the quality, performance and competitiveness of their products and processes.
In addition, we offer consulting services and support during every phase of the development of components – from research and development to the integration into a CSP plant.
Comprehensive trainings about CSP systems are completing our range of services.