NRW to sponsor DLR solar research institute

Over the next five years, the German Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) will sponsor the formation of the DLR Institute of Solar Research within the German Aerospace Center, with a grant of €27m (£23m).

DLR is currently agreeing a schedule and roadmap with NRW for the best way to establish this pan-European research institute.

The institute will collaborate closely with the Juelich Solar Institute at the Aachen University of Applied Sciences.