The Solar Power Plant Technology department deals with topics relating to the design, control and operation of solar thermal power plants.
Employees of the Jülich Solar Tower Power Plant group are responsible for the experimental operation of the solar thermal experimental power plant and the multifocus tower.
Among other things, the Simulation and Open Volumetric Receive (OVR) group develops new systems for the regulation and control of solar power plants and heliostat fields. Further research topics of the department are the automation of solar power plants, dynamic simulation and flux density measurements on solar radiation receivers.
The essential task of the Site Management and Technology group is the maintenance and servicing of the complex plant.
The department's employees have their workplace in Juelich or in Cologne.