ACCESS TO THE “PLATAFORMA SOLAR DE ALMERÍA”

FACILITIES PROVIDING ACCESS AND SERVICES

  • Central Receiver System (CRS)
    • Solar Hydrogen Production Process Qualification
    • o Thermal and thermodynamic characterization of prototype thermochemical reactors for central tower technologies under real operating conditions
  • CESA-1
    • Heliostat(s) Performance Qualification
    • Qualification of heat storage using packed beds under real operating conditions
    • Thermal and thermodynamic characterization of solar receivers prototypes for central receiver on tower technologies under real operating conditions
  • Heat Transfer Fluid test loop (HTF)
    • Outdoor qualification of components for PTC, including new prototypes, commercial components and/or new measurement techniques or devices
    • Optical and thermal performance measurement of parabolic-trough collector units
  • Direct steam generation system (DISS)
    • Testing of components for parabolic troughs solar fields with direct steam generation under real operating conditions
  • Molten salt test loop (MOSA)
    • Characterization of materials and components for thermal energy storage systems
    • Heat exchangers characterization
    • Simulation and modelling of thermal storage systems. Integration in STE plants or industrial heat processes
  • Test benches with molten salts
    • Validation and verification of different types of valves, gaskets, pressure transmitters, tracing, insulation, etc. for use in molten salt loops.
  • Parabolic Through Test Loop (PTTL)
    • Parabolic Trough Collector’s Characterization
    • Calibration of synthetic oil mass flow meters
  • Rotary test bench for parabolic trough collectors (KONTAS)
    • Outdoor optical and thermal performance of linear receivers for PTC
    • Outdoor qualification of line-focus collector units
  • Horizontal Solar Furnace(HSF)
    • (Receiver) Non-Contact Temperature Measurement at Solar Furnaces
    • Accelerated Solar Ageing of absorbers & absorbing coatings
    • Material Synthesis
    • Qualification of industrial endothermic processes using heat from solar concentration
    • Surface materials treatment
  • Vertical Solar Furnace(VSF)
    • (Receiver) Non-Contact Temperature Measurement at Solar Furnaces
    • Accelerated Solar Ageing of absorbers & absorbing coatings
    • Material Synthesis
    • Qualification of industrial endothermic processes using heat from solar concentration
    • Surface materials treatment
  • 4 parabolic dish units (DISTAL)
    • Accelerated solar ageing of absorbers & absorbing coatings
    • Qualification of whole Dish/Stirling Systems
    • Testing of solarized Stirling engines in real solar conditions
  • Water desalination facilities (DESAL)
    • Efficiency improvement of low temperature distillation processes by absorption heat pumps
    • Solar thermal desalination by membrane distillation
    • Solar thermal desalination by multi-effect distillation
    • Techno-economic assessment of electricity and fresh water solar thermal co-generation process, CSP+D
    • Thermal water treatment by membrane distillation
  • Wastewater detoxification facilities (DETOX)
    • Integration of advanced technologies for urban and industrial wastewaters treatment and reuse
    • Solar Reactors design and development for water treatment
  • Water disinfection Facilities (DISINF)
    • Solar Photocatalytic Disinfection of Water
    • Solar Reactors design and development for water treatment
  • HyWATOx
    • Simultaneous production of hydrogen and removal of organic contaminants in water
  • Laboratory of optical analysis and accelerated aging of solar reflectors (OPAC)
    • Average solar field reflectance measurement
    • Characterization of optical properties of solar reflectors
    • Durability of solar reflectors under accelerated ageing in climatic chamber
    • Outdoor exposure of solar reflectors
    • Study of the cleaning methods of solar reflectors
  • Laboratory for the characterization and evaluation of the durability of materials under concentrated solar radiation
    • 3D Optical surface metrology
    • Microhardness analysis
  • Solar receiver tubes laboratory
    • Optical performance measurement of receiver tubes for parabolic-trough collectors (outdoor test bench)
    • Heat loss measurement in receiver tubes for parabolic-trough collectors (indoor test bench)
  • Laboratory for the geometric characterization of reflectors and structural frames
    • Geometrical assessment of Solar Concentrators (single facets, point focus concentrators and line focus collectors)
  • Radiometry laboratory
    • Calibration of concentrated solar irradiance sensors
    • Calibration of infrared sensors
  • Water Technologies Laboratory
    • Characterisation of water samples for environmental purposes