Energy and Climate
  Solar Tower Solar
Furnace
Molten Salt Test Loop (MSTL) Rotating Platform Optics Lab
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Associated Tools
Salt Pots Corrosion & Competent Testing Dish Concentrators Engine Test Facility and Other Area Use (i.e assembly building, tower space, etc.) LOFTED Molten Salt Flow Loop
Facility Use Fee $750/hour (typical 4 hour test day charges are $9K – includes labor below) $500 per test day up to a maximum of 8 hours $1000 per 12 hour test day or $2500 per 24 hour test day $500 per test day up to a maximum of 8 hours $200 per test day up to a maximum of 8 hours $200 per test day up to a maximum of 24 hours $500 per test day up to a maximum of 8 hours $200 per day per bay or area $200 per test day up to a maximum of 24 hours
Labor hours per test day 6 persons – 5 hours (typical), hours charged as required 1 person minimum, hours charged as required by job 1 person minimum – hours charged as required by job 2 persons minimum – 6 hours typical 1 person minimum, hours charged as required by job 1 person minimum, hours charged as required by job 1 person minimum – hours charged as required by job Hours charged as required by job 1 person minimum, hours charged as required by job
Set-Up Test
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Tear-Down Test
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Heliostat Readiness Charge Test
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Data Acquisition/ Control Test
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Project Management Average is 10%; test dependent Average is 10%; test dependent Average is 10%; test dependent Average is 10%; test dependent Average is 10%; test dependent Average is 10%; test dependent Average is 10%; test dependent Average is 10%; test dependent Average is 10%; test dependent
Reporting Customer dependent but usually not required Customer dependent but usually not required Customer
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A site O&M fee is charged for all projects.  The fee includes such things as office space, phone, internet access, use of forklifts, manlifts, machine shops, welding equipment (note that Sandia training will be required), secretarial support, lab space, conference rooms, and  use of the Beam Characterization System, etc.  

  • $1200/month ($300/week) for 1-4 people on site
  • $1750/month ($437.50/week) for 5-8 people on site
  • $2225/month ($556.25/week) for 9-12 people on site

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