Eckhard LuepfertTechnical Director
- Eckhard Lupfert (Dr.-Ing.) holds positions as Project Manager for Qualification and Special Projects of Solar Thermal Systems, for DLR German Aerospace Center, Institute of Solar Research, and as Managing Director in the DLR Spin-off Company CSP Services GmbH (CSPS) in Cologne, Germany.
- Activities with his teams in Germany and Spain include scientific and commercial projects in the field of concentrating solar technologies worldwide. He has been with DLR since 1992 and has 21 years of experience in the field of Solar Parabolic Troughs, Solar Tower Systems, any other CSP technologies, and Solar Chemistry.
- From 1997 to 2005 he was member of the permanent DLR delegation at Plataforma Solar de Almeria, Spain. He has experience in solar parabolic trough collector design, analysis, solar field quality control and measurement systems, solar central receiver operation and evaluation, solar flux energy measurement and evaluation, optical properties of solar components, receiver operation measurement and control, irradiation measurement and solar resource, as well as quality assessment, development of guidelines and standards, international r&d project management, and due diligence contributions for solar thermal power plants.
- He holds a degree as Mechanical Engineer (Energy Technology), and PhD Doctoral Degree in Engineering from the Technical University of Aachen (RWTH), Germany.