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Concentrating Solar Thermal Technology

SOMMER - Solar furnace with molten metal-cooled receiver
Solar thermal power plants that are addressed in the topic “Concentrating Solar Thermal
Technology” provide a complementary technology approach to PV that can supply the Earth‘s
sunbelt with dispatchable solar electricity at low cost through the use of thermal storage systems.
Technological breakthroughs require an increase in process temperature to achieve high system
efficiency and low electricity costs. It is required to identify and characterise advanced heat
liquid metal transfer fluids to develop the basis for customised systems
The following Institutes are contributing to the topic:


Institute for Nuclear and Energy Technologies


Institute for Pulsed Power and Microwave Technology


Institute for Applied Materials


Institute for Neutron Physics and Reactor Technology