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Projekt PEGASUS: Sonnenenergie in Schwefel speichern
Donnerstag, 27. April 2017
DLR-Solarforscher entwickeln gemeinsam mit europäischen Forschungspartnern einen neuartigen Prozess zur CO2-freien Stromerzeugung, der auf der Verbrennung von Schwefel basiert und es ermöglicht Solarenergie dauerhaft in Form von Schwefel zu speichern. In einen Schwefel-Kreisprozess wird hierzu eine Solarturmanlage mit Partikeltechnologie integriert. Der Demonstrationsbetrieb ist für das letzte Projektjahr im solarthermischen Versuchskraftwerk des DLR in Jülich geplant.
DLR at the Hannover Messe: Alternative fuels, low-emission gas turbines and air conditioning for electric cars
Friday, 21 April 2017
Carbon dioxide-neutral fuels are an important next step on the road to climate-friendly energy supply. Energy researchers from the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) will present how this kind of energy source can be manufactured and exploited in future, especially using solar power, at the Hannover Messe from 24 to 28 April 2017. With its exhibits of the HY4 fuel cell aircraft and an air conditioning system for electric vehicles, DLR is showcasing clear examples of how sustainability can be implemented within mobility as well. Moreover, DLR will introduce a modern gas turbine with low pollutant emissions, designed for decentralised energy supply. From the field of robotics, DLR will present an airbag designed to ensure safe human/machine interaction.
Sun at the push of a button
DLR inaugurates the world's largest artificial Sun
Thursday, 23 March 2017
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 Karsten Lemmer, Executive Board Member for Energy and Transportation at the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR), to inaugurate the new research facility Synlight. Among other things, the facility is intended to develop production processes for solar fuels, including hydrogen.
Researchers, Companies and NGOs protest against plans of the South African Energy Ministry to stop the deployment of CSP technology
Friday, 27 January 2017
The draft version of the Integrated Resource Plan 2016 (IRP2016), presented as a roadmap for expansion of electricity generation in South Africa, seems to have been based on outdated cost assumptions, say the participants of a Workshop of the South African Center for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies, which took place in January in Pretoria, South Africa. Therefore, it does not reflect the current market reality and does not acknowledge the dispatchability and operational flexibility of CSP power stations.
New SFERA 2 training course for industry professionals: Optical and Thermal Component Testing of Parabolic Trough and System Efficiency.
12 January 2017
In 2017 the SFERA 2-Network (Solar Facilities for the European Research Area) offers for the fourth time a training course for CSP-professionals. The course will be held from 24-28 April in Tabernas, southern Spain, on the Plataforma Solar de Almería (PSA). Registration deadline is 2 February 2017.
Handbook for yield calculations drawn up
When and how is investing in a solar power plant worth it?
Tuesday, 10 January 2017
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.
Solar researchers demonstrate new solar irradiance nowcasting system in a 50-megawatts solar power plant
Tuesday, 10 January 2017
To know the solar radiation of the next fifteen minutes is one of the objectives of the working group solar energy meteorology in DLR’s Institute of Solar Research. In cooperation with the companies CSP Services GmbH and TSK Flagsol Engineering GmbH, the scientists have developed the new nowcasting system WOBAS, which is now being demonstrated under realistic conditions in the solar power plant La Africana in southern Spain.
Project HyMenSo aims to support the introduction of solar energy in the MENA region
Wednesday, 21 December 2016
Fossile energy carriers still account for the largest share to cover the rising energy need of the MENA-countries. In the research project HyMenSo, scientists will investigate for Tunisia, Algeria and Jordan which advantages can result of the combined use of concentrating solar technologies with photovoltaic. Further members of the project consortium are research units from Tunisia, Algeria, Greece and Jordan, which have already successfully collaborated in the earlier project enerMENA.
Flüssigsalz anstatt Thermoöl in solarthermischen Parabolrinnenkraftwerken soll die Kosten der Stromerzeugung senken
Donnerstag, 15. Dezember 2016
Ein internationales Konsortium wird unter Leitung des DLR-Instituts für Solarforschung eine solarthermische Flüssigsalz-Parabolrinnen-Testanlage in Évora (Portugal) errichten und betreiben. Mitglieder des Konsortiums sind die deutschen Unternehmen TSK Flagsol Engineering, eltherm, Yara und Steinmüller Engineering, der südafrikanische Energieversorger Eskom und die portugiesische Universität Évora.
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Dissemination Workshop of Project RAISELIFE
Raising the Lifetime of Functional Materials for Concentrated Solar Power Technology
17 May 2017 in Madrid
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