Visualization of a solar-thermal Fresnel collector array

The facetted reflector field can be seen in the horizontal plane. The reflectors track the sun individually, so that the solar radiation is concentrated onto the linear absorber tube above.

Thermal Collectors and Components

Fields of Work

In the topic of Thermal Collectors and Components, our fields of work include:

 

Heat Transfer and Collector Development

 

Solar Thermal Façades

 

Concentrating Collectors

 

Performance and Service Life Testing

High efficiency and reliability but also innovative, custom-designed concepts are decisive for the successful entry of solar thermal collectors and components in a competitive market. We support our industry partners from the research and development phase up to the testing and certification of new products.

We develop new materials, manufacturing techniques and collector designs. These include, e.g., stagnation-proof systems, collectors based on ultra-high performance concrete (UHPC) and façade-integrated collectors. We assess the service lifetime of new materials and components using simulations as well as customized test sequences and equipment.

In our accredited TestLab Solar Thermal Systems, we perform product testing and offer certification according to national and international standards.

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Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Kramer

Thermal Collectors and Components

Fraunhofer ISE
Heidenhofstr. 2
79110 Freiburg

Phone +49 761 4588-5096

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Dr.-Ing. Michael Hermann

Heat Transfer and Collector Development

Fraunhofer ISE
Heidenhofstr. 2
79110 Freiburg

Phone +49 761 4588-5409

Fax +49 761 4588-9409

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Dr.-Ing. Christoph Maurer

Solar Thermal Façades

Fraunhofer ISE
Heidenhofstr. 2
79110 Freiburg

Phone +49 761 4588-5667

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Anna Heimsath

Concentrating Collectors

Fraunhofer ISE
Heidenhofstr. 2
79110 Freiburg

Phone +49 761 4588-5944

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Dr. Karl-Anders Weiß

Performance and Service Life Testing

Fraunhofer ISE
Heidenhofstr. 2
79110 Freiburg

Phone +49 761 4588-5474

Fax +49 761 4588-9474

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