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Press releases 19 January 2022 - Plataforma Solar de Almería (PSA), 04200 Tabernas, Spain

CSP free training course for industry

CSP free training course for industry: Optimization of CST plant output by optical and thermal characterization and target-oriented O&M

Target group: Engineers, researchers, and representatives from European CSP industry and companies who want to be trained on real CSP/CST hardware

Course Language: English

Trainers: Scientists and Specialists from DLR and CIEMAT

Objective: The course will include theoretical and practical modules covering the following topics:

  • Airborne qualification: optical and thermal measurement and characterization of parabolic trough collectors with the use of UAV (drones). Techno-economic assessment of the improvements from these qualification methods.
  • Meteorology: solar resource measurement and nowcasting. Mirror soiling measurement, cleaning optimization, techno-economic evaluation.
  • Component aging: measurement and accelerated aging of main CSP components.
  • Testing, Research & Innovation infrastructure: get an overview of the testing, measurement and development capabilities of the international research centers, mainly CIEMAT’s “Plataforma Solar de Almería”.
  • Knowledge-Transfer and Networking: share information and experience not only between trainers and participants, but also between international industrial participants.

Application: The registration deadline is January 31st 2022 on a first come, first serve basis. Class size is limited to 15 participants. Eligible candidates will be informed until February 15th, 2022. The maximum number of participants per company is two. Standard health and safety measures defined by DLR and CIEMAT for visitors and meetings will apply (details to be given prior to the meeting depending on latest development of the covid-19 pandemic). These will include vaccination, recovery or test certificate, social distance, face mask and disinfection of hands and surfaces.

Fees: No course fee is applicable. Accommodation and travel costs shall be covered by the participant. Lunch is offered at the PSA visitors center for an average price of 9,90 €. The transport to the PSA is free.

Contact: For further information about the course, please contact:

Participation: To apply, please fill out the application form here and send it to:

Plataforma Solar de Almería