Abstract: A housing for a solar absorber module for a solar thermal power plant is described. The housing has a first tapered housing section with a first free end to accommodate a ceramic solar absorber element and a second end with a reduced cross-sectional area compared to the first end. The housing also has a second housing section with a cross-section substantially constant over its length. The second housing section is linked to the second end of the first housing section. A wall with a plurality of openings and extending across the entire internal cross-section of the first housing section is arranged in the first tapered housing section. A method for producing such housing is also described, as well as a method for fastening the housing to a support structure.