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DLR has been working on energy research and making important contributions to a sustainable energy system since the mid-1970s. Multi-disciplinary teams with access to the unique test facilities and extensive computing capabilities of a major research institution are working on various key issues.
Studies in energy carried out by researchers at the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) have shown that it is possible to supply Europe and North Africa with environment-friendly energy. This short DLR film shows how the region can be supplied with low-cost electricity from the desert.
Cheap, safe and environmentally friendly electricity from concentrating solar power systems could meet about 15% of European power needs by 2050. This was confirmed by studies prepared by the DLR on behalf of the German Federal Environment Ministry.