In parabolic trough plants, curved mirrors align themselves with the sun. This is made possible by flexible pipe connections. As yet, there are no uniform testing standards for the components. The team of scientists in the REPA research project is working on this.
Teams of scientists from industry and research are developing and testing new semiconductors based on gallium nitride for the next generation of efficient and cost-effective photovoltaic inverters. They perform a final test of the developed components in a technology demonstrator.