The Laboratory is part of the Nuclear & Radiological Scienes & Technology, Energy & Safety Institute, one of the
six Institutes of the National Center for Scientific Research "Demokritos" (NCSR "Demokritos").
It started its activities in 1980 and has ever since been pursuing applied research and technology development in the fields of Solar Thermal Energy Utilization Energy Savings.
It is equipped with excellent measurement facilities and along with experimental investigations it uses as basic analytical tools the Metrology of Energy Quantities and Numerical Simulation,
Computational Fluid Dynamics in particular.
The aforementioned activities, financed to a great extent by third means have had as a result a wide field of technical accomplishments.
The Laboratory is organized and has been accredited according to the EN ISO/IEC 17025 standard, having developed a Quality Assurance System for performing tests based on ISO and EN standards.