Collector/Receiver Characterization (Fact Sheet)

Research output: NRELFact Sheet


Fact sheet describing NREL CSP Program capabilities for collector/receiver characterization: determining optical efficiency, measuring heat loss, developing and testing concentrators, concentrating the sun's power, and optically characterizing CSP plants.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 2010

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/FS-550-48659


  • capabilities
  • characterization
  • collector
  • CSP
  • distant observer
  • heat losses
  • high-flux solar furnace
  • NREL
  • optical efficiency
  • receiver
  • ultra-accelerated weathering system
  • Video Scanning Hartmann Optical Tester (VSHOT)


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