DLR facility at Jülich
DLR fa­cil­i­ty at Jülich
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DLR facility at Jülich

DLR fa­cil­i­ty at Jülich

The DLR site in Jülich is located about 60 kilometres west of Cologne and, since mid-2011, has been home to a working group of the Institute for Solar Research. On 1 July 2011, DLR acquired the Jülich experimental solar thermal power plant (STJ) from Stadtwerke Jülich GmbH (Jülich Public Utility Company).

This unique, large-scale research facility was completed in 2008 and is now being used by DLR's energy business unit for research and development. Here, new components and processes are tested with the objective of making solar power plants more efficient and less costly. Also, production processes for solar fuels and the use of solar energy for industrial processes are being studied, for example, the desalination of seawater. Together with partners from industry and other research institutions, the experimental solar power plant will be developed into a solar research centre with additional equipment and test facilities.

The results of the work carried out at the Institute for Solar Research will contribute to enabling efficient and environment-friendly energy supply both technically and in terms of cost-effectiveness.

Contact
  • Dr Rolf-Dieter Fischer
    Ger­man Aerospace Cen­ter (DLR)

    DLR Cologne
    Telephone: +49 2203 601-3500
    Fax: +49 2203 601-3502
    Linder Höhe
    51147 Cologne
    Contact
  • Michel Winand
    Cor­po­rate Com­mu­ni­ca­tions, Bonn, Köln, Jülilch, Rhein­bach and Sankt Au­gustin
    Ger­man Aerospace Cen­ter (DLR)

    Pub­lic Af­fairs and Com­mu­ni­ca­tions
    Telephone: +49 2203 601-2144
    Linder Höhe
    51147 Cologne
    Contact

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