Solar, Solar Thermal Energy

Parabolic trough test facility KONTAS, Plataforma Solar de Almería

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
Owner
DLR Köln
Partner
Markus Balz

Technical Data

Length
23 m
Width
6 m
Span
23 m
Material
Foundation concrete
Frame structure steel

Location

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