Table 1: Microalgae biomass yield per square meter of surface area as function of PCE for three different solar irradiations assuming a lower heating value of 30  M J k g 1 dry matter.

GermanyMediterranean areaDessert

PCEIrradiation3,5007,0009,000MJ·m−2·a−1

1.0%1.22.33.0kgDM·m−2·a−1
2.0%2.34.76.0kgDM·m−2·a−1
3.0%3.57.09.0kgDM·m−2·a−1
4.0%4.79.312.0kgDM·m−2·a−1
5.0%5.811.715.0kgDM·m−2·a−1