Development of CSP-specific product testing procedures
The aim of the QUARZ-Zert project is the quality assurance of the key components of solar thermal power plants, as well as the dissemination of meaningful test methods. As part of QUARZ-Zert, the DLR Institute of Solar Research has expanded existing test methods in its QUARZ® qualification center and developed new quality testing procedures. The performance and reliability of the key components of solar thermal power plants should therefore be more meaningful in the future.
The quantitative assessment of the quality and longevity of key components of the concentrating solar technologies contributes significantly to lowering the risks and costs of thermal power generation from solar energy.
The project was aimed at the following scientific and technical goals: