SunLab Test Facilities

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    The U.S. Department of Energy maintains two major test facilities in support of its Solar Thermal Electric Program--Sandia's National Solar Thermal Test Facility (NSTTF) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and NREL's High-Flux Solar Furnace (HFSF) in Golden, Colorado. Manufacturers can use the NSTTF to test new designs, ideas, and products in an outdoor environment much like the environment the equipmentwill be in when it is used in the field; the operational characteristics and size of NREL's 10-kilowatt HFSF make it ideal for testing prototype hardware and calibrating flux gauges, which are used to measure levels of concentrated sunlight.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages2
    StatePublished - 1997

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/FS-330-23377

    Other Report Number

    • DOE/GO-10097-433


    • Albuquerque, New Mexico
    • concentrating solar power program
    • National Solar Thermal Test Facility
    • Sandia National Laboratory (SNL)
    • SunLab


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