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Energy and power plant technology, solar thermal power plants

Jülich solar thermal pilot power plant

General contractor for the engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning of a solar thermal power plant in Jülich in collaboration with the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the Jülich Solar Institute (SIJ).

The project received funding from the German Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, North-Rhine Westphalia's Ministry for the Economy, Small Businesses and Energy and Bavaria's State Ministry for the Economy, Infrastructure, Transportation and Technology.

The pilot power plant has been in use since 2009 and Kraftanlagen uses it to continue developing technologies and components.

Fact sheet

Stadtwerke Jülich GmbH

Period of execution:
2007 – 2008

Plant parameters

  • Electrical power performance: 1.5 MW
  • Mirror area: 18,000 m²
  • Tower height: 60 m
  • Hot air temperature: 680 °C
  • Storage module size: 2 h
  • Steam parameters: 27 bar, 485 °C

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