Laboratories & facilities

  1. The JRC's AMALIA laboratory carries out research on different materials in various aqueous environments under varying conditions, testing for general corrosion and stress corrosion cracking (SCC).


    Acronym: AMALIA
  2. Comprehensive metrological solar resource data is essential for evaluating the results of ESTI's outdoor exposure testing on PV modules. The ESTI meteo tower measures and records the following parameters:
     
    Global irradiation on 0, 45, 60 and 90° planes
    Diffuse irradiation 
    Relative humidity
    Wind speed
    Wind direction
    Rain gauge 
    Ambient temperature
    Local Barometric Pressure
     

  3. The JRC's European Solar Test Installation carries out research on photovoltaic devices, and supports the EU in meeting its targets for renewable energy.


    Acronym: ESTI
  4. The JRC's Fuel Cell test facility is a state-of-the-art facility to support and facilitate the development and harmonisation of fuel cell testing procedures in transport and stationary applications in the EU.


  5. The underground laboratory HADES carries out research on small amounts of radioactive substances.


    Acronym: HADES
  6. The JRC's High Flux Reactor carries out research in the area of nuclear and reactor safety.


    Acronym: HFR
  7. The JRC's High Pressure Gas Testing Facility carries out research and testing on high pressure vehicle tanks for hydrogen (H2) or natural gas (CH4).


    Acronym: GasTeF
  8. The JRC's Hydrogen Sensor Testing Facility carries out research that supports guidelines for testing hydrogen sensors, assesses their performance and reliability and provides feedback on the results to sensor manufacturers and end users.


    Acronym: SenTeF
  9. The JRC's radionuclide metrology laboratories carry out research on measurements of neutron-induced reactions and cross-section standards, and absolute measurements of radiation.


  10. The JRC's Solid-state Hydrogen Storage Testing Facility carries out research on potential hydrogen storage materials.