SOLID cooperates with several collector manufacturers of global relevance for the development and design of their collectors. This effort has led to significant improvements in collector performances and facilitated the usage of these collectors in large scale solar thermal installations.
In SOLID’s projects, the best collector for each specific location and application can be chosen.
In the “Fernheizwerk Graz” installation, SOLID had started in 2014 a large scale field test with approximately 2,750 m² collector area for comparing different solar thermal collectors under in situ conditions. Six different collectors from five manufacturers, all of them especially designed for large scale installations, are permanently monitored and compared in all different operating conditions.
Field Test Fernheizwerk