Solar thermal electric plants: New Chair

The Standardization Management Board (SMB) has approved the nomination of Werner Platzer as Chair of Technical Committee (TC) 117: Solar thermal electric plants.

By Zoe Smart

Platzer takes over on 1 May 2015 for a period of six years.

Werner Platzer. Chair, IEC TC 117
Werner Platzer, new Chair of TC 117

A vast experience in solar thermal energy systems

Werner Platzer is Director of the Solar Thermal and Optics Division at Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems and a Lecturer at the University of Freiburg. He has carried out material and component research for solar thermal energy systems and experimental testing and modelling of heat transfer and optical systems for solar systems.

Platzer participates actively in a number of standardization committees, namely IEC TC 117, DKE K374 of which he is Vice-chair on solar thermal power plants and VDI 3988 on solar process heat.

He is the author of more than 200 articles, conference contributions and book chapters on the subject.

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Werner Platzer. Chair, IEC TC 117 Werner Platzer, new Chair of TC 117