Field-Testing

Optical assessment of a heliostat. Measurement preparation for 3D laser scanning technique.
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Optical assessment of a heliostat. Measurement preparation for 3D laser scanning technique.

We provide services for thermal- and optical testing in the solar field and in-situ collector testing. Using advanced measurement techniques and evaluation methods.

  • Acceptance testing for tower, parabolic trough, linear Fresnel collectors and innovative concepts
  • Dynamic In-situ testing of thermal performance
  • Thermal performance testing and monitoring, heat loss, absorptance, emittance and temperatures, molten salt, oil and direct steam
  • Certification, Solar Key Mark and SCRR for process heat collectors
  • In-situ measurement of reflectance and soiling with Fraunhofer ISE hand-held device PFlex and camera based device FREDA
  • In-situ soiling monitoring with Fraunhofer ISE AVUS instrument
  • Mirror and heliostat shape assessment with laser scanning and photogrammetry
  • Assessment of Circumsolar radiation with Fraunhofer ISE CSR Camera
  • Workshops and trainings