Forty years ago, prompted by the shocking rise in oil prices at the start of the 1970s, political and economic figures began to think about an energy supply other than oil, coal, and uranium. The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR), which at that time was still the DVLR, had already begun applying its expertise to energy research in 1969 to directly tackle this social challenge. In 1976 energy research was established as a secure, long-term research field at DLR.
The Institute of Solar Research, headquartered in Cologne, was established by the German Aerospace Centre in 2011 to consolidate the various solar research activities of the Stuttgart-based Institute of Technical Thermodynamics in a single institution.
The research and development in the field of concentrating solar technologies provided the basis for the commercial use of this technology. Subject of current research are the improvement of existing processes, materials and components and the development of innovations.
The Institute of Solar Research offers international industrial customers of the CSP industry extensive services. Thereby the institute transfers results of its research and development work into the commercial application.
The Institute of Solar Research operates large facilities, test rigs and laboratories at three locations in Germany and has access to the Spanish major research facility Plataforma Solar de Almería (PSA), operated by his cooperation partner CIEMAT. This infrastructure providea ideal conditions for solar researchers in basic research and application-oriented projects as well as for the development and deployment of managed services for industrial customers.
Extract of our ongoing research projects
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