Special Session 7: Quality Infrastructure for Solar Thermal Energy

The objectives of the project: “Strengthening Quality Infrastructure for Solar Thermal Energy”(1)
are to develop the quality infrastructure for solar thermal energy in the Maghreb countries (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia), to improve its cooperation with training institutes and to stimulate the quality assurance services for solar thermal energy systems in responsible institutions for this sector. Knowing that replacing conventional systems with solar water heaters will reduce CO2 emissions and increase the share of renewable energy in the Maghreb. Also, the project aims to promote the development of conformity assessment and certification for solar water heating systems and to improve the metrological traceability of required measurements. Furthermore, the project supports selected university institutes to expand education programs relating to quality infrastructure for solar thermal energy technologies and to encourage university graduates to integrate the aspects of quality assurance in their scientific and technical productions. This special session invites interested stakeholders to present their achievements and scientific work in the field of quality infrastructure for solar thermal energy technologies. Special emphasis will be put on solar water heating systems for household and small commercial appliance.

(1) The project is supported by German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by the German National Metrology Institute PTB (2016 – 2020).

Invited Speaker

Quality assurance instruments for solar thermal components. Testing and certification according to the international standards
By Dr. Andreas Bohren, SPF Institute for Solar Technology, Switzerland.

Submit a paper to Special Session 7

Abstracts should be submitted in PDF format using the online Submission System.
Please choose “Special session 7: Quality Infrastructure for Solar Thermal Energy” as a Topic.

Submission deadline: September 30, 2019.