We test and evaluate key components of collectors of solar power plants on behalf of industry customers
The quality control of components is highly important because their optical properties, their durability, and their geometrical precision have a strong impact on the overall performance and cost efficiency of a solar power plant.
Our test results provide manufacturers, project developers, and plant operators with valuable information about the performance of plant components. We use techniques which we have specifically developed to determine quality criteria of components, such as
In addition, we offer cost-benefit analyses for competing products. Based on decades of experience the Institute of Solar Research has made key contributions to the development of quality criteria, test benches and testing procedures. We offer our tests to manufacturers, subcontractors, and operators of CSP-plants. The (DLR) QUARZ Center is run as an independent research facility by experienced scientists.