Jülich Solar Tower CSP Project

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

Project Overview

Power Station: Jülich Solar Tower
Location: Jülich

North Rhine-Westphalia
Germany
Owners (%): DLR
Technology Power Tower
Solar Resource: 902
Nominal Capacity: 1.5 MW
Status Operational
Start Year: 2008

Status Date

Status Date July 07, 2021

Background

Break Ground Date 2007
Lat/Long Location 50.915,6.388
Total Power Station Land Area (km²) 0.17

Participants

Developer Kraftanlagen München, German Aerospace Center, Solar-Institute Jülich
Germany
EPC Kraftanlagen München
Germany
Operator DLR

Costs

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar Field Aperture Area (m²) 17650
# of Heliostats (or dishes for dish systems) 2153
Heliostat Aperture Area (m²) (or dish aperature for dish systems) 8

Solar Field (Receiver)

Receiver Working Fluid Air
Receiver Working Fluid Category Air
Tower Height (m) 60
Receiver Manufacturer Kraftanlagen München

Power Block

Nominal Turbine or Power Cycle Capacity 1.5 MW
Turbine Manufacturer Siemens
Germany
Cooling Type Dry

Thermal Energy Storage

Storage Type Other
Storage Capacity (Hours) 1.5
Storage Description Ceramic heat sink