Solar labs & visits


Solar labs

During hands-on lab work sessions, students will use original solar facilities. These sessions illustrate theoretical concepts approached during lectures and tutorials, regarding heat transfer and storage, concentration optics, materials science, etc.
And you get to cook a meal using solar energy!

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SunChef Pro 2022 (3)
Perpi Labs 2022 (2)
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Technical visits

PROMES solar facilities

Students will visit Themis solar tower (Targasonne, near Font-Romeu) and Microsol’R parabolic trough (next to the solar furnace). Both are part of PROMES-CNRS laboratory research facilities and visits are ensured by expert researchers and engineers in the field.

Themis solar tower PROMES-CNRS
Solar Thermal & Associated Renewable Storage master students @ Themis solar tower PROMES-CNRS
Solar Thermal & Associated Renewable Storage master students @ Themis solar tower PROMES-CNRS
Solar Thermal & Associated Renewable Storage master students @ Themis solar tower PROMES-CNRS
Solar Thermal & Associated Renewable Storage master students @ Microsol'R parabolic trough solar facility PROMES-CNRS
Themis global view
Themis solar tower
Nice view from the top of Themis solar tower (100 m)
Themis heliostats upclose
Microsol’R parabolic trough with thermocline storage
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eLLO SUNCNIM Fresnel solar power plant

Students will have a unique occasion to visit and exchange with engineers of eLLO solar thermal power plant by SUNCNIM company. It is the world’s first Fresnel solar thermal power plant with an energy storage capacity, implanted in Llo, near Font-Romeu.

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eLLO CNIM solar thermal power plant
Solar Thermal & Associated Renewable Storage master students @ eLLO CNIM solar thermal power plant
Solar Thermal & Associated Renewable Storage master students @ eLLO CNIM solar thermal power plant
Solar Thermal & Associated Renewable Storage master students @ eLLO CNIM solar thermal power plant
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Other visits

Students get to visit other places related to solar, such as the Termosolar Borges hybrid biomass / parabolic trough solar thermal power plant in Les Borges Blanques, near Lleida in Spain, or the Pic du Midi observatory.

Solar Thermal & Associated Renewable Storage master students @ Termosolar Borges parabolic trough solar power plant
Solar Thermal & Associated Renewable Storage master students @ Termosolar Borges parabolic trough solar power plant
Solar Thermal & Associated Renewable Storage master students @ Termosolar Borges parabolic trough solar power plant
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See also