Name of infrastructure: Progetto Solare Termodinamico (SOLTERM)

Location (town, country): Casaccia (Roma); ITALY

Legal name of organisation operating the infrastructure: Ente Nazionale per l’Energia, l’Ambiente e le Nuove Tecnologie (ENEA)

ENEA, the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and the Environment is a public undertaking operating in the fields of energy, the environment and new technologies to support competitiveness and sustainable development.

The Progetto Solare Termodinamico (SOLTERM-ENEA), groups any activities performed in ENEA concerning Concentrating Solar Energy. It was established in the year 2000 and since that time it has gained specific experience in several fields within the sector, such as storage media, which is considered one of the main issues for electricity generation cost reduction. SOLTERM offers a consolidated molten salt trough platform on which the more critical components and procedures may be tested under real operating conditions.

The services offered cover all aspects of the molten salt technology ranging from materials compatibility tests to high-temperature efficiency tests. The SOLTERM experience in this field is internationally known and guarantees the best effort in such problems. Users will find SOLTERM experts, scientists and technicians who will help them to take maximum scientific advantage of the facilities.

SOLTERM is located in the Casaccia Research Centre, one of the largest public research centres in Europe

Furthermore, visiting scientists could benefit from a large number of pre- and posttest services such as weather chambers for accelerated ageing, materials analysis instrumentation, etc.

The facilities offered for solar research at SOLTERM are:

For further information on these facilities, visit the web site or request for further details to where your request will be redirected to the appropriate partner.