Jülich Solar Tower

This page provides information on Jülich Solar Tower, a concentrating solar power (CSP) project, with data organized by background, participants, and power plant configuration.
Status Date

Background

Technology
Power Tower
Status
Operational
Location

Jülich
Germany

Region
Rhineland
Lat/Long Location
50°
54'
54.00"
North
23'
16.00"
East
Land Area
17 hectares
Solar Resource
902 kWh/m2/yr
Source of Solar Resource
DLR
Break Ground Date
Start Production Date
Project Type
Demonstration

Participants

Developer(s)
Kraftanlagen München
German Aerospace Center, Solar-Institute Jülich
EPC Contractor
Kraftanlagen München
Operator(s)
DLR

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Receiver Manufacturer
Kraftanlagen München
Heat-Transfer Fluid Type
Air
Heliostat Solar-Field Aperture Area
17,650 m²
# of Heliostats
2,153
Heliostat Aperture Area
8.2 m²
Tower Height
60 m
Receiver Outlet Temperature
680 C

Power Block

Turbine Capacity (Gross)
1.5 MW
Turbine Capacity (Net)
1.5 MW
Turbine Manufacturer
Siemens
Cooling Method
Dry cooling

Thermal Storage

Storage Type
Other
Storage Capacity
1.5 hours
Storage Description
Ceramic heat sink

Project Overview

Project Name: Jülich Solar Tower
Location: Germany
Owner(s) (%): DLR (100%)
Technology: Power Tower
Turbine Capacity (Net):
1.5 MW
Turbine Capacity (Gross):
1.5 MW
Status: Operational
Start Year: 2008

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