Solar energy from the South Pole

The world's first concentrating solar power plant designed for the harsh conditions in Antarctica

While the concentrating optics located in a closed space move vertically in order to follow the seasonal course of the sun, the entire solar power plant rotates 360° and thus the sun follows 24 hours a day.

 

The solar power plant equipped with 32 ADAM modules (8) generates an output of 100 kWel and 200 kWth around the clock. A part of the electrical energy generated in this way can, for example, be stored in LOHC hydrogen(9) and converted back into electricity when required. The thermal energy can be used immediately for room heating.

Any cleaning of the collectors from the snow will take place automatically with hot compressed air, so that this system can be operated completely maintenance-free.

Sunshine around the clock