• Parabolic trough test facility KONTAS, Plataforma Solar de Almería
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Parabolic trough test facility KONTAS, Plataforma Solar de Almería

Almería, Spain, 2011

The KONTAS parabolic trough test facility is a steel framework construction which rotates on circular tracks. It is designed for testing parabolic trough collector elements up to 20 m length. KONTAS can rotate the collector into any desired angle relative to the sun, simulating specified solar radiation conditions. It is used to facilitate measurements for the performance of the collector.


  • Location

    Almería, Spain

  • Cooperation

    DLR Köln

  • Client

    DLR Köln

  • Our Scope of Work

    conceptual design, construction design

  • Length 23 m
  • Span 23 m
    Material
  • Width 6 m
  • Foundation concrete
  • Parabolic trough test facility KONTAS, Plataforma Solar de Almería

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