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Sustainable cement production – can concentrated solar power replace fossil fuels?

Use of solar energy in the calcination process to minimise carbon dioxide emissions during cement production. Rotary kiln successfully tested in the solar simulator at the DLR Institute of Solar Research in Cologne. Can be used in Southern Europe and emerging markets.   Solar researchers at the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und … Continue reading Sustainable cement production – can concentrated solar power replace fossil fuels?

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Wind energy research at DLR – First innovative DLR rotor blade headed for load testing

Researchers at the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) have completed the first innovative rotor blade as part of the SmartBlades2 project. The rotor blade with a length of 20 metres can passively adapt to varying wind conditions using bending torsion coupling. Until the beginning of 2018, the rotor blade will … Continue reading Wind energy research at DLR – First innovative DLR rotor blade headed for load testing

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DLR inaugurates its Test Facility for Thermal Energy Storage in Molten Salt for Concentrated Solar Power

One hundred tons of molten salt circulate through the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) test facility in Cologne. The molten salt is alternately heated and cooled from 250 to 560 degrees Celsius. Opened on 15 September 2017, the Test Facility for Thermal Energy Storage in Molten Salt (TESIS) is used … Continue reading DLR inaugurates its Test Facility for Thermal Energy Storage in Molten Salt for Concentrated Solar Power

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Brazil study shows methods of enabling energy supply based entirely on renewables

On behalf of Greenpeace International, researchers at the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) have analysed what the energy supply in Brazil could be like by 2050 if the accelerated expansion of renewable energies and efficiency measures can be structured in a sustainable manner. The study, conducted within the framework of … Continue reading Brazil study shows methods of enabling energy supply based entirely on renewables

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A solar power research and test centre for Morocco

The German Aerospace Centre (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) is devising plans for a solar power research and test centre in Morocco on behalf of the Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (Masen). The long-term objective for this new centre is the development of a competitive solar power industry in Morocco. The project is … Continue reading A solar power research and test centre for Morocco

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Official starting signal for Wind Energy Research Alliance

A unique alliance for German wind energy research was officially formed in Berlin today – the Wind Energy Research Alliance. Representatives of the three partners, the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR), ForWind, the Center for Wind Energy Research of the universities of Oldenburg, Hanover and Bremen, and the Fraunhofer Institute … Continue reading Official starting signal for Wind Energy Research Alliance

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