Molten Salt

Molten salt instead of thermal oil in Concentrated Solar Power parabolic trough plants shall reduce the levelized electricity costs

An international consortium led by the DLR Institute of Solar Research, will build and operate a solar thermal molten salt parabolic trough test facility in Évora (Portugal). Members of the consortium are the German companies TSK Flagsol Engineering, eltherm, Yara, and Steinmüller Engineering, the South African energy provider Eskom [...]

China’s first molten salt concentrated solar pwer plant sends power to grid

China's first molten salt solar thermal power plant has started to send electricity to the grid, said the developer based in north China's Tianjin municipality on Sunday. Known as concentrated solar power, solar thermal energy is believed to be the next generation of solar energy, and an ideal green power [...]

China commissions molten salt concentrated solar power plant

China has commissioned its first solar thermal power plant with high-capacity energy storage in the country’s northwestern Qinghai province. The 10 megawatt Power Plant which is the third such power plant in the world has been commissioned, state-run People’s Daily reported. The other two are located in the US and [...]

Crescent Dunes concentrated solar power plant uses molten salt

Crescent Dunes Solar Energy, a 110 megawatt (MW) concentrated solar power (CSP) plant, began full operation in February. Crescent Dunes uses an energy storage system that developers expect will be able to store enough thermal energy to generate electricity for up to 10 hours after sunset or on cloudy days [...]

Novatec Solar and BASF start operations of Concentrated Solar Power demonstration plant with new molten salt technology

Novatec Solar and BASF have successfully commissioned a solar thermal demonstration plant based on a new type of molten salt technology, known as DMS technology.

Molten salt storage gives push to US concentrated solar power (CSP)

Molten salt thermal energy storage, the technology that extends a concentrated solar power station’s daily operating life by up to six hours, is gathering momentum in the United States.

Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) thermal storage to offer grid stability in South Africa

Concentrated solar power (CSP) in conjunction with thermal storage could provide South Africa with grid stability during peak periods when electricity was most needed.

2013 completions of large concentrated solar power (CSP) plants mark technology gains

Several large, new concentrated solar power (CSP) plants are expected to begin commercial operation by the end of 2013, more than doubling the solar thermal generating capacity in the United States.

Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) With Storage Can Benefit the Grid

The evidence is piling up that when the real value of energy is considered, electricity generated from concentrating solar power (CSP) plants with storage capability outperforms solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind power.

Do Utilities Know the Real Value of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)?

For CSP (Concentrating Solar Power) and PV (photovoltaic) solar to gain utilities’ favor, the utilities that would obtain power from them must accurately value them.