Capacity Building Course in the Domain of Concentrated Solar Thermal (CST)


24 February - 5 March 2020 | Greater Noida, India
Under the “Indo-German Project on Clean Energy Technologies”, NETRA, which is the R&D wing of NTPC Ltd. has set up world-class Concentrated Solar Thermal (CST) facilities at its campus. These facilities have been established in collaboration with the German Aerospace Center (DLR) through the funds provided by KfW under Germany’s International Climate Initiative (IKI).

NETRA along with DLR has conducted a “Capacity Building Course” in CST for professionals working in this domain from 24 February to 5 March 2020 at the NETRA campus. This training program was imparted by experts from DLR led by Dr. Eckhard Luepfert and his team consisting of Dr. Johannes Pernpeintner, Dr. Tim Schlichting, Dr. Daniel Maldonado and Dr. Jürgen Dersch.

During this program, theoretical and practical training was provided on solar radiation and measurement techniques, CST technologies, optical performance and measurement techniques, mirror qualification with reflectance measurement equipment, IR-measurement techniques, receiver measurement techniques, deflectometry with QDec system, photogrammetric evaluation of mirror panel, optical modelling using STRAL software, thermal performance testing and mobile field laboratory, thermal performance analysis, project planning and implementation, yield analysis, CST plant design using Greenius software and more.

27 participants from various institutes and organisations such as IIT Kanpur, IIT Roorkee, IIT Guwahati, IIT Jammu, NTPC Ltd, NIT Silchar, MNIT Jaipur, SECI, various industries working in CST (ARS Glasstech Pvt. Ltd, Sunrise CSP India, IGCT Solar Power Noida etc) and private engineering colleges attended this program.

For more details, please contact Mr. Sharad Kumar sharadkumar01(at)