Operated by Sandia National Laboratories for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the National Solar Thermal Test Facility (NSTTF) is the only test facility of this type in the United States. The primary goal of the NSTTF is to provide experimental engineering data for the design, construction, and operation of unique components and systems in proposed solar thermal electrical plants planned for large-scale power generation.
The site was built and instrumented to provide test facilities for a variety of solar and non-solar applications.
The (NSTTF) welcomes all users. Several mechanisms are available for contracting with Sandia National Laboratories to use the facility.
For more information please contact Cheryl Ghanbari, 505-845-3426 or [email protected] to discuss details of specific tests and other ways to contract with Sandia for this type of work.