• To facilitate the development of indigenous technology and capability through continuous experimentation and research.
  • To obtain and document experience in relation to running and maintenance of a solar thermal power plant.
  • To enable R&D towards the possible cost reductions in the development of components of a solar thermal plant.
  • Development of a solar power plant simulator that will enable the simulation of different scenarios in solar thermal power generation and also for the purpose of simulating scaling up of plants.
  • The objective of the project is the establishment of a national test facility that will enable the testing of components and systems of solar thermal power generation.