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Jülich solar tower power plant



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Jülich solar tower power plant
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Over 2,000 movable mirrors concentrate the solar radiation onto the receiver at the top of the 60-metre tower. On 20 August 2009, the solar thermal experimental and demonstration power plant in Jülich (Solarthermisches Versuchs- und Demonstrationskraftwerk Jülich; STJ) was officially handed over to its future operator, the Jülich Department of Works, by Kraftanlagen München who constructed the facility as general contractor. The technology for the core of the facility, the receiver, was developed and patented by the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR).

Credit: DLR.