Solar Lab Facility

High-flux components form the central element of high-efficiency solar power plants and are often the life-limiting component in these facilities. In order to investigate the behaviour of these components and proposed optimised designs, the CSP group at KTH operates a high-flux solar simulator, capable of recreating in a controlled manner the irradiation conditions under which these components must operate. Complementary activities include ray-tracing simulation for the optical design of concentrator components and multi-physics simulation of high-temperature solar receivers for performance optimisation.

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