Solar Tower

User Fees for NSTTF Capabilities

A site access fee is charged for all projects. The fee includes such things as office space, phone, internet access, secretarial support, lab space, and use of conference rooms.

$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

Use of the site equipment – A […]

By |September 26th, 2012|Comments Off on User Fees for NSTTF Capabilities

Solar Tower

The tower is a 61 m (200 ft) high concrete structure with three test locations on the north side and the top of the tower. The tower can support testing for CSP experiments and large-scale, high-flux materials samples. The equipment in the tower includes a 100-ton capacity elevating module for lifting experiments to the top […]

By |September 26th, 2012|Comments Off on Solar Tower

Thermal Pulses for Boeing Test Article

On June 26 and 27, a series of exposures were made to multiple Boeing test articles using the heliostat field and the high speed shutter located at the test bay 140 above ground in the solar tower at the National Solar Thermal Test Facility. The exposures were made at various flux levels and used between […]

By |September 6th, 2012|Concentrating Solar Power, EC, Energy, National Solar Thermal Test Facility, News, Partnership, Renewable Energy, Solar|Comments Off on Thermal Pulses for Boeing Test Article

Molten Salt Test Loop Pump Installed

 
The pump was delivered and installed in the Molten Salt Test Loop (MSTL) system at Sandia National Laboratories’ National Solar Thermal Test Facility (NSTTF). MSTL is designed to allow customers and internal researchers to test Concentrating Solar Power components and subsystems with nitrate salts flowing at realistic pressure, temperature, and flow rates. The pump, a […]

By |August 30th, 2012|Concentrating Solar Power, Energy, Energy Storage Systems, News, Renewable Energy, Solar|Comments Off on Molten Salt Test Loop Pump Installed

Concentrating Solar Power (CSP)

By |April 13th, 2011|Comments Off on Concentrating Solar Power (CSP)

Solar CSP R&D Activities at Sandia

By |March 3rd, 2011|Comments Off on Solar CSP R&D Activities at Sandia