Solar Thermal Power Plants and Industrial Processes

Topics in the Buisness Area Solar Thermal Power Plants and Industrial Processes

We conduct research and development on the following topics:

In sunny regions, solar thermal power plants based on Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) and equipped with large thermal storage units provide dispatchable electricity. Together with our partners, we are conducting research to further improve materials, coatings, components, collectors and systems, so that efficiency is increased and manufacturing costs are reduced. Thus, in 2020, Fraunhofer ISE presented a calibration and control system for heliostat arrays based on digital image processing. It allows the focal spot positions of many heliostats to be determined during  operation, in real time and cost-effectively, for the first time. We also optimize the quality and lifetime of components and have developed new reflector coatings for secondary reflectors in power towers, for example.

Thermal storage also offers great potential for industrial processes to become more efficient and energy flows to be designed more flexibly. In addition to specific storage solutions and energy-efficiency measures, we are working on integrating solar processing heat into the heat supply for industrial processes. We have developed a publicly accessible online tool for rapid techno-economic evaluation and presented it in workshops. 

The efficient conversion and transfer of heat is another focus of our work. We conduct research on the materials and components needed for efficient heat exchange. Questions of humidification and dehumidification form the link to our work on water treatment. Under commission to a Chilean mining company, we set up a processing sequence to separate solar salt from Chilean salpeter sols on a technical demonstration scale and demonstrated its continuous operation. 

Fraunhofer ISE possesses profound expertise in materials science, component design, characterization and testing procedures, modelling and simulation, systems control and systems development. The Institute can draw on many years of experience from projects on applications in solar-thermal power plants and in diverse industrial sectors.

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Peter Nitz

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Dr. Peter Nitz

Solar Thermal Power Plants and Industry Processes, Industry processes and Process Heat

Fraunhofer ISE
Heidenhofstr. 2
79110 Freiburg

Phone +49 761 4588-5410

Gregor Bern

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Dr. Gregor Bern

Concentrating Solar Collectors

Fraunhofer ISE
Heidenhofstr. 2
79110 Freiburg

Phone +49 761 4588-5906

Joachim Koschikowski

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Dr. Joachim Koschikowski

Water Treatment and Separation

Fraunhofer ISE
Heidenhofstr. 2
79110 Freiburg

Phone +49 761 4588-5294

Thomas Fluri

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Dr. Thomas Fluri

Thermal Energy Storage for Power Plants and Industry

Fraunhofer ISE
Heidenhofstr. 2
79110 Freiburg

Phone +49 761 4588-5994

Lena Schnabel

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Dr.-Ing. Lena Schnabel

Efficient Heat Exchangers

Fraunhofer ISE
Heidenhofstr. 2
79110 Freiburg

Phone +49 761 4588-5412

Scientific Publications - Business Area Solar Thermal Power Plants and Industrial Processes

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2022 Building Product Ontology: Core Ontology for Linked Building Product Data
Wagner, A.; Sprenger, W.; Maurer, C.; Kuhn, T.E.; Rüppel, U.
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Journal Article
2022 Recovery of Lithium Carbonate from Dilute Li-rich Brine via Homogenous and Heterogeneous Precipitation
Battaglia, Giuseppe; Berkemeyer, Leon; Cipollina, Andrea; Cortina, José Luis; Labastida, Marc Fernandez de; Rodriguez, Julio Lopez; Winter, Daniel
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Journal Article
2022 Classification, potential role, and modeling of power-to-heat and thermal energy storage in energy systems: A review
Maruf, Md Nasimul Islam; Morales-España, Germán; Sijm, Jos; Helistö, Niina; Kiviluoma, Juha
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Journal Article
2022 Economic Benefits of Waste Pickling Solution Valorization
Gueccia, Rosa; Bogle, David; Randazzo, Serena; Tamburini, Alessandro; Cipollina, Andrea; Winter, Daniel; Koschikowski, Joachim; Micale, Giorgio
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2021 An integrated approach for the HCl and metals recovery from waste pickling solutions: Pilot plant and design operations
Gueccia, R.; Winter, D.; Randazzo, S.; Cipollina, A.; Koschikowski, J.; Micale, G.D.M.
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Journal Article
2021 Selective silica removal in geothermal fluids: Implications for applications for geothermal power plant operation and mineral extraction
Spitzmüller, L.; Goldberg, V.; Held, S.; Grimmer, J.C.; Winter, D.; Genovese, M.; Koschikowski, J.; Kohl, T.
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Journal Article
2021 Improved Thermocline Initialization Through Optimized Inlet Design for Single-Tank Thermal Energy Storage Systems
Weiss, J.; Ortega-Fernández, I.; Müller, R.; Bielsa, D.; Fluri, T.
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2021 The potential of raw material extraction from thermal brines - Successful milestones of the BrineMine project
Goldberg, V.; Winter, D.; Nietschke, F.; Rath, M.; Held, S.; Spitzmüller, L.; Budach, I.; Pavez, M.; Morata, D.; Koschikowski, J.; Kohl, T.
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2021 Comparison of RC-model and FEM-model for a PCM-plate storage including free convection
Neumann, H.; Gamisch, S.; Gschwander, S.
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2021 Storage capacity in dependency of supercooling and cycle stability of different PCM emulsions
Gschwander, S.; Niedermaier, S.; Gamisch, S.; Kick, M.; Klünder, F.; Haussmann, T.
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2021 Die Bedeutung solarer Prozesswärme in Europa
Nitz, P.; Fluch, J.; Guillen, E.
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2021 Model-Based Evaluation of Air-Side Fouling in Closed-Circuit Cooling Towers
Nienborg, B.; Mathieu, M.; Schwärzler, A.; Conzelmann, K.; Schnabel, L.
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2021 Optimization of water management plans for CSP plants through simulation of water consumption and cost of treatment based on operational data
Rohani, S.; Went, J.; Duvenhage, D.F.; Gerards, R.; Wittwer, C.; Fluri, T.
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2021 Evaluation of reflectance measurement techniques for artificially soiled solar reflectors: Experimental campaign and model assessment
Picotti, Giovanni; Simonetti, Ricardo; Schmidt, Thomas; Cholette, Michael; Heimsath, Anna; Ernst, Sebastian-Johannes; Manzolini, Giampaolo
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2020 Physical models of the bidirectional reflectance of solar receiver coatings
Bitterling, M.; Bern, G.; Wilson, H.R.; Heimsath, A.; Nitz, P.
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Journal Article
2019 The effect of soiling on the reflectance of solar reflector materials - Model for prediction of incidence angle dependent reflectance and attenuation due to dust deposition
Heimsath, A.; Nitz, P.
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2019 Scattering and Specular Reflection of Solar Reflector Materials - Measurements and Method for Determine Solar Weighted Specular Reflectance
Heimsath, A.; Nitz, P.
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2019 Characterization and Assessment of a Novel Plate and Frame MD Module for Single Pass Wastewater Concentration-FEED Gap Air Gap Membrane Distillation
Schwantes, Rebecca; Seger, Jakob; Bauer, Lorenz; Winter, Daniel; Hogen, Tobias; Koschikowski, Joachim; Geißen, Sven-Uwe
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2019 Multi-dimensional performance evaluation of heat exchanger surface enhancements
Fugmann, H.; Laurenz, E.; Schnabel, L.
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2019 Thermal stability enhancement of D-mannitol for latent heat storage applications
Neumann, H.; Burger, D.; Taftanazi, Y.; Alferez Luna, M.P.; Haussmann, T.; Hagelstein, G.; Gschwander, S.
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2019 Application of direct contact membrane distillation for saline dairy effluent treatment: Performance and fouling analysis
Abdelkader, S.; Gross, F.; Winter, D.; Went, J.; Koschikowski, J.; Geissen, S.U.; Bousselmi, L.
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2019 Nexus approach to solar technology for energy and water supply for sustainable rural development in Egypt: A review
Wydra, K.; Jaskolski, M.; Wagner, L.; Mohamed, E.S.
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2019 HiPIMS and DC magnetron sputter-coated silver films for high-temperature durable reflectors
Gledhill, S.; Steyer, K.; Weiss, C.; Hildebrandt, C.
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Journal Article
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2023 Analyse der Füllmengenberechnung von Plattenwärmeübertragern
Will, Torsten; Schnabel, Lena; Köhler, Jürgen
Konferenzbeitrag
Conference Paper
2023 Zyklische Wasserverdampfer für Adsorptionskälteanlagen - Herausforderungen eines vereisenden Betriebs
Volmer, Rahel; Nonnen, Thomas; Da Silva Moreira, Adrian; Füldner, Gerrit; Schnabel, Lena; Herrmann, Ralph
Konferenzbeitrag
Conference Paper
2022 Herausforderungen bei der Energiewende
Bett, Andreas W.
Vortrag
Presentation
2022 Herausforderung Energiewende - Was muss getan werden?
Bett, Andreas W.
Vortrag
Presentation
2022 Experimental Test Setup of an Airwall to Reduce the Convective Heat Loss in Solar Thermal Cavity Receivers
Bitterling, Moritz; Bern, Gregor; Fugmann, Hannes; Cohnen, Christopher; Fluri, Tom; Sonnabend, Thomas; Karl, Martin
Vortrag
Presentation
2022 The Promise Towards Terawatt Photovoltaics
Bett, Andreas W.
Vortrag
Presentation
2022 Research on High-Efficiency Tandem Solar Cells on Silicon at Fraunhofer ISE
Bett, Andreas W.
Vortrag
Presentation
2022 Comparison of advanced parameter identification methods for linear Fresnel collectors in application to measurement data
Schöttl, Peter; Montenon, Alaric C.; Papanicolas, Costas; Perry, Stephen; Heimsath, Anna
Konferenzbeitrag
Conference Paper
2022 Webinar "Gibt es das saubere Modul" - Stand der Technik
Bett, Alexander J.
Vortrag
Presentation
2022 Total Performance Assessment Method for Industrial Process Heat Systems
Platzer, Werner
Konferenzbeitrag
Conference Paper
2022 Photovoltaic will Power the World
Bett, Andreas W.
Vortrag
Presentation
2022 Warum wir eine europäische PV-Industrie brauchen und wie das gehen könnte
Bett, Andreas W.
Vortrag
Presentation
2022 Effect of feature size on the reflective behaviour of the MorphoColorTM concept
Callies, Adrian; Wessels, Andreas; Bett, Andreas; Bläsi, Benedikt; Höhn, Oliver
Konferenzbeitrag
Conference Paper
2022 The Role of Small-Scale CSP Plants in Future Energy Market Case Study: A Solar Tower Driven Combined GT and ORC with TES
Chandler, Nicholas; Rohani, Shahab; Fluri, Thomas
Vortrag
Presentation
2021 Chancen für den Einsatz konzentrierender Kollektoren in Mitteleuropa
Krüger, D.; Fischer, S.; Nitz, P.; Labairu, J.I.
Konferenzbeitrag
Conference Paper
2021 Enhancing the Flexibility of Electricity Generation and Heating for Kizildere II Geothermal Power Plant by Demonstrating Heat Storage Systems
Sahiller, H.A.; Halaçoglu, U.; Sengün, R.; Pekdüz, I.; Rougé, S.; Ghanatos, E.; Pouvreau, J.; Valdimarsson, P.; Gamisch, S.; Alferez Luna, M.P.; Paul, S.; Sabard, A.; Fanicchia, F.; Ediger, V.; Kirkil, G.; Baudouin, E.
Konferenzbeitrag
Conference Paper
2021 Farbige gebäudeintegrierte solarthermische Kollektoren mit hohem Wirkungsgrad
Wessels, A.
Konferenzbeitrag
Conference Paper
2021 Secondary Reflectors Tested at High Temperatures and High Radiation Intensities
Gledhill, S.; Hildebrandt, C.; Uhlig, R.; Wette, J.; Sutter, F.
Vortrag
Presentation
2021 Deep Learning vs. Classical Modeling of Processes for Fault Detection in Industrial Heating-Cooling Systems
Garcia Rosas, K.R.; Zimmer, M.; Nebel, B.
Konferenzbeitrag
Conference Paper
2021 Techno-Economic Optimization of Solar Tower Systems: Comparison of Different Sites in Chile
Ferreres Eceiza, M.; Schöttl, P.; Sartori, F.T.; Felbol, C.; Cerda, M.; Fluri, T.; Bern, G.
Vortrag
Presentation
2019 Aktive solare Gebäudehülle zur dezentralen Energieerzeugung in Gebäuden
Kuhn, T.
Vortrag
Presentation
2019 Separation of Latitude-Dependent and Climate-Dependent Effects of CSP Power Plant Performance
Platzer, Werner
Konferenzbeitrag
Conference Paper
2019 Experimental Assessment of Simultaneous In-Situ Heliostats Calibration Methodology HelioControl at Themis Facility
Bern, G.; Bitterling, M.; Schöttl, P.; Ferriere, A.; Volut, Y.; Heimsath, A.; Nitz, P.
Konferenzbeitrag
Conference Paper
2019 Monitoring of Soiling with the AVUS Instrument - Technical and Economic Assessment
Heimsath, A.; Schmidt, T.; Rohani, S.; Haack, L.; Meyer, R.; Steinmetz, J.; Nitz, P.
Konferenzbeitrag
Conference Paper
2019 5 W Optical Power Link with Generic Voltage Output and Modulated Data Signal
Haid, M.; Armbruster, C.; Derix, D.; Schöner, C.; Helmers, H.
Vortrag
Presentation
2019 Measuring and Modelling the BRDF of Solar Receiver Paints
Bitterling, M.; Bern, G.; Schöttl, P.; Gledhill, S.; Wilson, H.R.; Heimsath, A.; Nitz, P.
Konferenzbeitrag
Conference Paper
2019 Linear Fresnel Collector Mirrors - Measured Systematic Surface Errors and their Impact on the Focal Line
Heimsath, A.; Schöttl, P.; Bern, G.; Nitz, P.
Konferenzbeitrag
Conference Paper
2018 Organic PVT - A Novel Hybrid Collector Combining Organic Photovoltaics and Polymer Absorbers
Lämmle, M.; Hernandez Gonzalez, H.; Li, C.; Meir, M.; Piekarczyk, A.; Pitta Bauermann, L.; Rekstad, J.
Konferenzbeitrag
Conference Paper
2018 Experimental performance evaluation of a laboratory-scale molten salt thermocline storage
Karl, Martin; Seubert, Bernhard; Müller, Ralf; Fluri, Thomas; Nitz, Peter
Konferenzbeitrag
Conference Paper
2018 Compact Heat Exchanger Designs in Air-Cooled Condensers: Advantages and Drawbacks
Fugmann, H.
Vortrag
Presentation
2017 Absorber Surface Durability Standard Testing
Kaltenbach, Thomas; Heck, Markus; Weiß, Karl-Anders
Konferenzbeitrag
Conference Paper
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