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Solar thermal energy

The technology of our power plants is similar to the principle of a burning glass. Concave mirrors focus the sunlight onto a tube filled with a heat transfer fluid. Heated to around 400 °C, this fluid is used to produce steam, which in turn drives a turbine connected to an electrical power generator. The heat captured in this way can be stored almost without loss , allowing solar thermal electricity to be produced whenever required on a 24/7 basis. The process as such has proven its worth for over 25 years. Our innovation consists in making it available to large consumers in a cost-efficient manner.

This is achieved by means of a manufacturing process modelled on the auto industry’s platform philosophy. By using standardised and mass-produced industrial parts, we can push down the investment costs per MW of installed capacity by 30 percent compared to conventional concentrating solar power stations.

Contact
MARTIN SCHEUERER
Commercial Director

T +49 2234 9491 562
scheuerer@protarget-ag.com

JOHN MITCHELL
Engineering Director

T +49 2234 9491 561
mitchell@protarget-ag.com
Links
WWW.DEUTSCHE-CSP.COM
The German CSP Organization concentrates the knowledge of scientists, manufacturers and service suppliers in the field of solar thermal energy.

WWW.BAD-AIBLING.DE
Visit our pilot plant located at the Energy-Efficiency City in Bad Aibling.

WWW.DLR.DE
Our technology partner in the field of solar thermal research and qualification

WWW.CADEENGINEERING.COM
Our Cooperation partner and specialist for solar thermal power plants