CSP Services and DLR received the Technology Innovation Award at SolarPACES

On the closing day of the 27th SolarPACES conference, two members of Estela, CSP Services and DLR received the Technology Innovation Award: Annual Awards – SolarPACES The SolarPACES Awards honor the personal engagement of individuals and institutions that significantly contribute to the deployment of CSP technology. Criteria_SolarPACES_Technology_Innovation_Award for innovations relevant [...]

DLR-developed Solar Flux Measurement System Wins International Concentrated Solar Power Tech Award

DLR and CSP Services Win the SolarPACES 2021 Award for their Solar Flux Density Measurement System. New measuring system determines the flux density of receivers in solar tower power plants This year’s SolarPACES Technology Award goes to a team of researchers from the DLR Institute of Solar Research and [...]

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Synhelion and Top Hydrogen Firm Advance Solar Hydrogen

The ETH spin-off Synhelion is working on commercializing its very high-temperature solar thermochemical fuels (like jet fuel and hydrogen) and has already formed partnerships with several larger firms making cement or aviation fuel to advance step by step towards its goal of 100% carbon neutral fuels by 2030. DLR [...]

Con­cen­trat­ed so­lar pow­er pro­duces heat, elec­tric­i­ty and fu­el

  A DLR short study on solar thermal power plants summarises the current technological status, requirements and possibilities. Solar thermal power plants open the way for the production of controllable energy from renewable sources. The technology is about to be rolled out and has enormous potential. DLR has many years [...]

Sustainable cement production – can concentrated solar power replace fossil fuels?

Use of solar energy in the calcination process to minimise carbon dioxide emissions during cement production. Rotary kiln successfully tested in the solar simulator at the DLR Institute of Solar Research in Cologne. Can be used in Southern Europe and emerging markets.   Solar researchers at the German Aerospace Center [...]

DLR innovation QFly receives the SolarPACES Technology Award

The SolarPACES Technology Award 2018 has gone to the DLR Institute of Solar Research and the DLR start-up CSP Services for QFly, an airborne system for the quality assessment of concentrated solar power plants. Over 500 people attended the annual conference held by the SolarPACES network of researchers in Casablanca [...]

Scientists test world’s first concentrated solar power fuels reactor for night

International solar thermal energy researchers have successfully tested CONTISOL, a solar reactor that runs on air, able to make any solar fuel like hydrogen and to run day or night - because it uses concentrated solar power (CSP) which can include thermal energy storage. CONTISOL was tested at Cologne, Germany [...]

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DLR scientists start operating new test facility for hydrogen production with Concentrated Solar Power

On 28 November 2017, the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR), together with international project partners, presented what is currently the largest solar-chemical installation for the production of hydrogen. In the HYDROSOL_Plant project, scientists and companies have jointly further developed the process of direct hydrogen production using [...]

Concentrated Solar Power for High-Temperature Solar Process Heat

Cement is the most widely used building material in the world. One of its key ingredients is calcium oxide (CaO), also called quicklime, which can be produced by calcination from naturally occurring limestone (CaCO3). Calcination is an energy-intensive, around-the-clock decomposition process at around 900 °C, usually powered by the combustion [...]

Germany’s DLR targets 40% cost reduction for molten salt storage for Concentrated Solar Power

Germany's DLR research center has opened a new test facility which should help to reduce the cost of molten salt storage by "up to 40%," DLR said in a statement September 15. The Test Facility for Thermal Energy Storage in Molten Salt (TESIS) will be used to test molten salt [...]

DLR inaugurates its Test Facility for Thermal Energy Storage in Molten Salt for Concentrated Solar Power

One hundred tons of molten salt circulate through the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) test facility in Cologne. The molten salt is alternately heated and cooled from 250 to 560 degrees Celsius. Opened on 15 September 2017, the Test Facility for Thermal Energy Storage [...]

Hydrogen from sunlight – A visit to Plataforma Solar in Almería

For years now, scientists from the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) have conducted research at the Plataforma Solar de Almería (PSA) in the south of Spain, which is operated by partner organisation CIEMAT (Centre for Energy, Environment and Technology). At this location scientists are [...]

DLR inaugurates the world’s largest artificial Sun

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 [...]

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