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Research Facilities

Using Solar Thermal Energy for Power Generation, Desalination and other Applications

Solar Tower

A 300-kWth central receiver test facility is built in Riyadh Techno Valley. It is primarily designed to test the solid particle receiver concept. The field is north-facing and consists of 66 heliostats (8 m2 each) which are centrally controlled from the Control Room. The tower height is approximately 30 m.

Thermal Energy Storage Test Bed

The test bed has a small-scale test bin and two medium-scale rectangular and round test bins. All three test bins are constructed in multiple layers of refractory materials that can withstand temperatures up to 1000°C.

Parabolic Trough Collector Array

This is a small-scale parabolic trough array consisting of two rows of collectors. Each row consists of two modules with an aperture area of approximately 3 m2 each.

Solar Radiation Measurement Station

The station contains a rotating shadow band radiometer (RSR2) setup, as well as an Eppley Normal Incidence Pyrheliometer (NIP) and an Epply Precision Spectral Pyranometer (PSP). The station has been functional for more than one year, and it is a part of K.A.CARE’s national solar radiation monitoring network.


Solar PV Group

Transforming light into electricity

Instruments & Capabilities

Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition PECVD

For Thin Films Deposition


Controlled Atmosphere Tube Furnace

For Heat-treatment of Materials at Different Conditions

Spin Coating machine

For Thin Film Synthesis

Gas chromatograph (GC)

For Separating and Analyzing Compounds That Can be Vaporized Without Decomposition

Surface Profilometer for Surface Measurements

For Surface Measurements forvMeasuring Thin Film Surface Thickness And Roughness

Semiconductor Electrical Characterization Machine

For Measuring the Electrical Properties of the Semiconductor Devices

Bomb Calorimeter

This Equipment is use to Measure The Heat of Combustion of an Organic Material (Gross Calorific Value)

Atomic Absorption Spectrometer

This Instrument is Intended to the Analysis of Heavy Metals In A Sample (Cr, Cu, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cd, Pb And Zn) for Environmental Applications

Solar Simulators

To provide a controllable indoor test facility under laboratory conditions, used for the testing of solar cells, sun screen, plastics, and other materials and devices.


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