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  • AVUS - Two prototypes of the AVUS measurement system
    © Fraunhofer ISE

    Two prototypes of the AVUS measurement system under field testing at the CSP plant “Andasol 3” in southern Spain. On the top the exposed mirror fixed to the pivot arm (upper right). At the bottom of the front side the measurement port where the sample is regularly pivoted to.

    Project in the Business Area: Solar Thermal Power Plants and Industrial Processes, Topic: Concentrating Solar Collectors, Duration: 07/2019 - 04/2023

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  • FARO®Trek 3D Laser Scanning Integration
    © FARO Technologies, Inc.

    FARO®Trek 3D Laser Scanning Integration with FARO® Focuss Laser Scanner in combination with the Boston Dynamics Spot® Mobile Robot allows automated measurement of even complicated terrains. Testing of the application is planned in the HelioSense research project.

    Project in the Business Area: Solar Thermal Power Plants and Industrial Processes, Photovoltaic Topics: Concentrating Solar Collectors, Solar Thermal Power Plants, Photovoltaic Modules and Power Plants Field of Work: Forecasting of Solar Irradiance and Power Duration: 02/2021 - 07/2023

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  • INSHIP - Examples of Research Infrastructures
    © (a) Plataforma Solar de Almeria / CIEMAT, (b) Univ. Cranfield, (c) Fraunhofer ISE, (d) ETH Zürich (e) DLR

    Examples of INSHIP ECRIA-related Research Infrastructures: (a) Power tower test facilities, parabolic trough collector test facilities with thermal oil and with direct steam generation (CIEMAT), (b) Design and 3D prototype printing (Cranfield University), (c) Deflectometry-based optical characterization of solar concentrators (Fraunhofer ISE), (d) High-flux solar simulator (ETH Zürich), (e) SOPRAN test facility for pressurized water or direct steam generation (DLR)

    Project in the Business Area Solar Thermal Power Plants and Industrial Processes; Topics: Thermal Systems Engineering, Concenrating Solar Collectors, Thermal Storage for Power Plants and Industry, Solar Thermal Power Plants, Duration: 01/2017 - 12/2020

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  • SOLSEC – Secondary Reflectors for Solar Power Tower Receivers

    Secondary Reflectors for Solar Power Tower Receivers

    Trial prototype secondary reflector channel after 2500 h in 400 °C oven
    © Fraunhofer ISE

    Trial prototype secondary reflector channel after 2500 h in 400 °C oven.

    Project in the Business Area: Solar Thermal Power Plants and Industrial Processes, Topic: Solar Thermal Power Plants, Duration: 5/2019 - 4/2021

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