The project intends to engage all major European advanced solar laboratories with relevant and recognized activities in the technology field of concentrated solar radiation and Concentrated Solar Power (CSP). Providing access to high-quality research infrastructures (RIs) and services to European and non-European researchers from academy and industry. They can conduct first-class experimental research focusing on CSP and CSP-related activities but also other high temperature and high flux applications for research and industry, free of charge. SFERA-III is providing access to Fraunhofer ISE Infrastructures.
Within the SFERA-III project Fraunhofer ISE offers trainings for industry on different topics. In 2019 a training course on solar tower technologies will be held together with our partner CNRS. In 2020 we offer a training course on industrial process heat at Fraunhofer ISE.
For concentrated solar thermal power, energy storage and water treatment technologies, we develop materials, components, systems and processes. In addition to its R&D, the institute offers testing and certification procedures. Furthermore, it features an excellent laboratory infrastructure. In the SFERA-III project, we offer access to the following installations: