The team from the DLR Institute for Solar Research is conducting research at the Évora Molten Salt Platform in Portugal, among other places.

04 January 2023
New CSP-ERANET projects launched with German participation

Globally connected research for continuously optimizing solar thermal power plant technology, that is the goal of the CSP-ERANET network. The German Aerospace Center and German companies are partners in two new research projects.

Solar panels on rooftop.
© Eaknarin –

22 December 2022
Trends and research developments in photovoltaics

Which developments have occured from the photovoltaic industry in 2021? How will the solar-powered energy transition continue to progress ecologically and economically? Current reports from the Photovoltaic Power Systems programme of the International Energy Agency give answers to these questions.


Research projects

The Lausward steam turbine power plant in Düsseldorf at night.

Thermal power plants
Turbomachines indispensable even in a climate-neutral world

Away from fossil fuels towards hydrogen. The ECOFlexTurbo project provides support here by researching combustion systems and developing them.

The picture shows a III-V//silicon tandem solar cell, the nano-structured rear side shimmers in rainbow colours.
© Fraunhofer ISE - Michael Schachtner

Triple solar cells achieve record efficiency

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE have developed multi-layer solar cells with an efficiency of 35.9 per cent.

Digester of the Gussenstadt biogas plant
© Ludger Eltrop

The role of bioenergy in the energy system

Bioenergy has a special role to play among renewable energy sources. To achieve this, it must be able to fit flexibly into a complex energy system.

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