Development of material and component specifications of six standard Concentrated Solar Technologies as reference document for maintaining quality in the field (2014)

The scope of the assignments supported by the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, Government of India, included six CST technologies- Fresnel reflector based dish, Scheffler Dish, Paraboloid Dish, Parabolic Trough, Linear Fresnel Reflector and Non-Imaging Concentrator- for which ITPI prepared ‘material and component specifications’ as reference documents in the form of booklets. Services performed by ITPI included desk research; information collection through questionnaire survey and targeted stakeholder discussions; visit to manufacturing facilities and installation sites; interaction with users and manufacturers and other experts; preparation of baseline material and component specifications for all six technologies; synthesising and compilation of collected material and information; designing and publishing of six booklets as reference documents.