Solar thermal power generation has a new research centre
The German Aerospace Center has more than 30 years experience in solar energy and solar thermal plants.
This technology has become increasingly important during recent years in sunny regions such as Spain and the southeast of the USA.
The Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) uses sunlight to produce steam, and then generates electricity by driving a conventional steam turbine.
The German federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia will subsidize this new institute with approximately € 27 million in the next few years.
Solar thermal power plants are usually very large projects with long lead times.
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