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Solar thermal system and component modeling, simulation, optimization and design

  • Solar thermal power plants.
  • Domestic hot water systems.
  • Heating and cooling systems.

 Development and validation of simulation tools

  • Optical performance.
  • Energy performance.
  • Analysis of technical-economic optimization.
  • Analysis and propagation of uncertainties.

Test laboratory

  • Internationally recognized ENAC accredited laboratory for Solar Keymark and SRCC (Solar Rating & Certification Corp.) certification testing according to:
    • UNE-EN-12975-1/2 – “Thermal solar systems and components, solar collectors.”
    • UNE-EN-12976-1/2 – “Thermal solar systems and components, factory made systems, using the CSTG (according to ISO 9459-2) or DST (according to ISO 9459-5) methodologies”.
    • UNE-EN 12977-3, “Thermal solar systems and components. Solar water heater stores and on solar combistores.
    • ISO 9806:2013 – “Solar Energy. Solar Thermal Collectors, test methods”.
  • Solar thermal power plant component characterization testing:
    • Optical characterization of solar collectors in field. Nondestructive optical characterization of solar receivers capacity for simultaneous spectral transmittance and reflectance measurements in a wavelength range from 300 nm to 2500 nm.
    • Characterization of thermal losses in solar receivers at different temperatures.
    • Spectral characterization of reflectance, absorptance and transmittance.
    • Durability testing: exposure to ultraviolet, salt mist corrosion testing, thermal cycling, resistance to hail storms, damp heat.
    • Energy performance evaluation testing customized to specific prototypes.

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