Solar and microcogeneration


Solar and microcogeneration

Located on the GTE IUT site, this platform comprises an energy system made up of the following interconnected elements (Fig. below):

Some elements of the solar and microcogeneration platform

  • a set of more than 16 m² of different flat plate solar thermal collectors;
  • a ROTARTICA absorption air-conditioning machine;
  • a STIRLING Whispergen microcogenerator;
  • a heat pump;
  • storage tanks;
  • climatic chambers.

The solar platform is also used to test small solar concentrators. Finally, on the same site, there is a SOLO V161 microcogenerator, as well as a test bench for a prototype ERICSSON engine under development (Fig. below).