Tag Archives: German Aerospace Center

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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Variable solar power from North Africa provides the basis for a sustainable business model

Transferring power from Africa to Europe via a high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission line could be a sustainable business model with added value for both regions. This is the conclusion reached by researchers in the EU-sponsored BETTER project (Bringing Europe and Third Countries Closer Together Through Renewable Energies), conducted by the German Aerospace Center … Continue reading Variable solar power from North Africa provides the basis for a sustainable business model

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Helmholtz spin-off to commercialize Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) tower system

The concentrated solar power is directly absorbed by nearly black ceramic particles in the receiver. Sunbelt Energy Technologies – solar tower system with integrated energy storage system for the production of electricity and heat for industrial high-temperature processes. The solar tower system under development is designed for the production of electricity and heat for high-temperature … Continue reading Helmholtz spin-off to commercialize Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) tower system

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Testing components for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plants in Morocco and South Africa

The German Aerospace Center is testing the performance and durability of reflectors and receivers for concentrated solar power (CSP) plants in Ouarzazate, Morocco and in Bokpoort, South Africa. The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) is testing the performance and durability of reflectors and receivers for concentrated solar power (CSP) plants in … Continue reading Testing components for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plants in Morocco and South Africa

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Wind turbines and concentrated solar power plants

The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) has released a free version of the simulation program FreeGreenius. The program brings together technical and commercial aspects and is able to calculate the yield that a renewable power plant project will bring at a certain location. In addition, it determines how a system … Continue reading Wind turbines and concentrated solar power plants

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DLR begins operating new test facility at J

Researchers at the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) have started operating a receiver test facility on the tower of the concentrating solar power plant in Jülich. In a concentrated solar power plant, solar radiation is converted into heat in the receiver. The test facility is located on a research level … Continue reading DLR begins operating new test facility at J

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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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Global online atlas for solar power and wind energy

During its Annual General Meeting in Abu Dhabi, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) made the world’s first global atlas for renewable resources public. The atlas comprises databases and maps that are freely available on the Internet. The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) has contributed substantially to this development through … Continue reading Global online atlas for solar power and wind energy

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