The world's largest artificial Sun started shining in Jülich on 23 March 2017. Johannes Remmel, the North Rhine-Westphalia Minister for Climate Protection, Environment, Agriculture, Nature Conservation and Consumer Protection, joined Georg Menzen of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie; BMWi) and [...]
Scientists from DLR have, together with partners, compiled a guide to calculate the yield from a solar power plant before operations have started. The project financing of solar power plants should be easier with the guide and their competitiveness consequently given a boost. Scientists from the German Aerospace Center [...]
The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) is celebrating its fortieth year of energy research in 2016, giving decision makers a chance to reflect. One of these decision makers is Michael Geyer, who is a physicist and engineer, and an expert on solar thermal power plants. For [...]
Scientists at the DLR Institute of Solar Research and the Spanish research center CIEMAT ended successfully a three-year trial period for the aging behavior of different protective coatings on aluminum mirrors and derived a methodology for accelerated aging. Aluminium-based solar mirrors can be a cost-effective alternative to traditional solar glass [...]
The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) is supporting the Indian power provider NTPC in its project to establish a research centre to test and develop solar power plants and their components. DLR researchers are supplying systems, measurement equipment and expertise, and are helping to select [...]
DLR has developed the ‘CentRec’ centrifugal receiver, an innovative concept for concentrated solar power (CSP) plants
In a new radiation receiver developed for solar tower power plants, ceramic particles of around one millimetre in size are heated to 1000 degrees Celsius.
Until 2032, the Kingdom will develop 41 gigawatts of solar energy, of which 25 gigawatts are meant to be produced with concentrating solar thermal power technology for Saudi Arabia.
The German Aerospace Center (DLR) has produced 55 videos to serve as capacity building courses for concentrating solar power (CSP) specialists in nations in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
How much solar energy reaches a power plant? Is the Sun often obscured by dust or other atmospheric particles?
The German Aerospace Centre (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) is devising plans for a solar power research and test centre in Morocco.
This Global Atlas is the largest initiative of its kind to date, and is intended to help countries and corporations to determine the potential for renewable resources worldwide.
The German Aerospace Center has announced that the first solar power tower concentrating solar power (CSP) plant in North Africa will be built in Boughezoul, Algeria, though a collaboration between Algeria and Germany.
In Morocco, a group of companies led by Saudi Arabian ACWA Power International is going to build a power plant that will provide electricity for less than 15 euro cents per kWh.