Solar Energy Systems test plant IRESEN Morocco
I visited the IRESEN Solar Energy Systems test plant at Benguirir, Morocco, 31st of January 2018. It is an impressive site of several hectare containing many different solar energy systems, including Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) and PhotoVoltaic (PV) systems. The CSP includes a subsystem using heating fluids for industrial heating applications. The site provides long duration data of efficiency, deterioration and break down for the harsh conditions with large temperature variations, both day-night and seasonal, for high local air temperatures and for sand and dust storms.
The organisation has 540 researchers and has many industrial partners world-wide. If you want real industrial scale data and advice, then IRESEN is the place to visit.