Harnessing the sun

About us


FRENELL is leading solar technology provider specialized in the engineering, procurement and construction of turn-key Concentrating Solar Power solutions. Our Solar Field with integrated Thermal Energy Storage system produces clean energy for our customers in the power, mining, oil and energy industry in international markets. The cutting edge solar technology is based on the Linear Fresnel collector principle and has been designed to provide solar power which is sustainable, cost competitive with conventional energy sources such as oil and gas and available around the clock. FRENELL's proven CSP technology generates steam with temperatures of up to 550°C. It can be applied for multiple purposes such as Power Generation, Seawater Desalination and Enhanced Oil Recovery - providing 24 hour fully dispatchable solar heat.

Management


Martin Selig - Chief Executive Officer

As Chief Executive Officer, Martin Selig has been responsible for business development and overall strategy at FRENELL GmbH since 2015. Before that he was involved in the practical implementation of the Fresnel CSP technology as founder of Novatec Solar together with Dr. Max Mertins.
Under his leadership, the world's first Fresnel solar power plant PE2 was developed and implemented in Spain. He is a founding partner of the engineering office ip5, a spin-off company from the University of Karlsruhe, which specializes in development, design and implementation. Martin Selig holds an engineering degree from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).

Dr. Max Mertins - Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Max Mertins is CTO of FRENELL GmbH and focuses on the research and design activities of the company. He holds a PhD in CSP Technology based on linear Fresnel systems from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany. Dr. Max Mertins worked as a researcher at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems in Freiburg. For his groundbreaking research in the field of Fresnel collector technology, Dr. Max Mertins received the renowned Otto Haxel Prize of KIT in 2011.

Completed Projects


DMS® Demo Loop - Molten Salt Demonstrator on PE1

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PE2 - World's first utility scale linear fresnel solar thermal power plant

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LIDDELL - A World's first integration of solar thermal technology with a coal fired power station

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PE1 - First Linear Frenell DSG Plant connected to a public grid

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Global presence


FRENELL GmbH │ Lotzbeckstraße 9 │D-76185 Karlsruhe │ Germany

FRENELL INDIA Private Limited │ C-49, First Floor, Gulmohar Park │IN-New Delhi 110049│ India

FRENELL SICILY SRL │ Via della Mostra 3 │IT-39100 Bolzano BZ│ Italy

Contact us


To get in touch with us, please use the contact form below, send us an email to info[at]frenell.de or just give us a call under +49 721 6699 755-0

Careers


We are always on the search for new enthusiastic team members to share the idea of an emission free and cost competitive solar power technology! Please feel free to send us your CV!


Job Vacancy: CAD Design Engineer
Job Vacancy: Electrical and I&C Engineer