International Standards and Conformity Assessment for all electrical, electronic and related technologies

TC 117

Solar thermal electric plants


TC 117 Scope

To prepare international standards for systems of Solar Thermal Electric (STE) plants for the conversion of solar thermal energy into electrical energy and for all the elements (including all sub-systems and components) in the entire STE energy system.

The standards would cover all of the current different types of systems in the STE field, as follows:

- Parabolic trough

- Solar tower

- Linear Fresnel

- Dish

- Thermal storage

The standards would define terminology, design and installation requirements, performance measurement techniques and test methods, safety requirements, "power quality" issues for each of the above systems.

The standards would also address issues of connectivity and interoperability with the power grid related to connections, bi-directional communicates and centralized control (Smart Grid) and environmental aspects.

Further information

Strategic Business Plan
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TC 117 Officers