Ceramic pellets store heat in CSP systems

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The CSP tower power plant of DLR in Jülich is a test facility for the researchers’ latest developments. It is now getting a new receiver /© DLR

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The small ceramic pellets are simultaneously used as heat exchangers and as heat accumulators /© DLR

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The centrifugal receiver has now been installed in the tower power plant in Jülich. Through the conical shape, the ceramic pellets fall when they are hot enough / © DLR

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The researchers have already extensively tested the new centrifugal receiver in the laboratory. Now the test will follow under realistic conditions /© DLR