The inspiration for the solar tower power plant in Algeria – the DLR research power plant in the German town of Jülich
The first solar tower power plant in North Africa will be built in Algeria. The People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (Bundesministeriums für Umwelt, Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit; BMU) have agreed to collaborate on this project. The aim is to build a solar-gas hybrid power plant with an output of up to seven megawatts. Important components of power station technology were, to a great extent, developed by the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) with partners.