SFERA-III 3rd Training for Industries

From 8 to 10 June 2022, CEA-Liten and DLR co-organised the 3rd Training for Industries course at INES – Institut National de l’Energie Solaire  in Le Bourget-du-Lac, France. This course was designed for engineers, researchers and representatives from European CSP and SHIP industry and companies, and dedicated to “Durability of solar materials and systems”.

It welcomed 8 professionals from Magaldi Power (Italy), Absolicon Solar Collector  (Sweden), Universidade do Minho (Portugal), Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi / Middle East Technical University (Turkey) and Plataforma Solar de Almería – CIEMAT (Spain). The training consisted of both theoretical and practical modules, and included facilities’ visits and practical test cases. Knowledge-Transfer covered the following topics:

  • Indoor laboratory and outdoor aging facilities
  • Accelerated ageing of components and systems subjected to high solar flux, thermal, humidity and corrosive environments
  • Optical and mechanical characterizations
  • Accelerated aging test modeling durability method
  • Practical test cases

The slides shown during the training can be downloaded here.


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 823802