Concentrating Solar Power for the Mediterranean Region

Funding organistation:


  • German Aerospace Center (DLR, Germany)
  • National Energy Research Center (NERC, Jordan)
  • Centre National pur la Recherche Scientifique et Technique (CNRST, Morocco)
  • Nokraschy Engineering GmbH (NE, Germany)
  • New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA, Egypt)
  • New Energy Algeria (NEAL, Algeria)
  • Internationales Forschungszentrum für Erneuerbare Energien e.V. (IFEED, Germany)
  • Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWA, Germany)

Project status: completed (2005)

A short summary can be downloaded here (MED-CSP flyer). The complete report can be downloaded as pdf-file (11MB or 7MB).

Numerical data now available:  (500kB)

Visit the homepage of the Menarec Conferences where the results have been presented. Visit also the homepage of TRANS-CSP and AQUA-CSP.

Further information on concentrating solar power research projects in Germany can be found at the VDI/VDE/IT project website.

The summary and the final report of the MED-CSP Study can be downloaded here:

Critics on MED-CSP and TRANS-CSP can be found here.

Useful Links for Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) are here.

Dr. Franz Trieb
German Aerospace Center

Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics
, Systems Analysis & Technology Assessment
Tel: +49 711 6862-423

Fax: +49 711 50440790

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