Molten salt is currently the most common method to store heat in large CSP plants and provide a constant on-demand supply of solar power without the need for fossil fuel backup systems. Companies such as German-based Frenell, formerly Novatec, offer a turnkey solution combining a solar field and a [...]
SUPCON Delingha 50MW molten salt tower Concentrated Solar Power project recovers construction after winter stop
Supcon Solar Delingha 50MW CSP plant was selected to be one of China 1st batch of CSP pilot projects on September 2016. As the project developer SUPCON Solar announced earlier, the construction work was officially recovered on March 5th after the freezing cold winter. And the project is going to [...]
Wuxi Chemical Equipment, Co., Ltd (WCE) has successfully concluded the supply of the Molten-Salt Heat Exchangers for CGN Delingha 50MW parabolic trough CSP plant, which will be the First Operational Project belonging to the 1st Batch of 20 Pilot CSP Projects in China. The Molten-Salt Heat Exchangers for the Delingha [...]
Beijing Shouhang IHW Resourves Saving Co., Ltd (shorted as Shouhang) is one of the leading solar CSP industry players in China. In 2013, Shouhang monitored Dunhuang’s DNI and started design and construction according to the measured statistics. On December 2016, 138 meters receiver tower was lighted firstly, which marked that, [...]
Thermal storage hasn't garnered the level of industry attention lately as battery storage, which is experiencing quickly falling prices and rising deployments. But thermal storage, and molten salt in particular, actually exceeds the capacity of battery storage in operation so far, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy [...]
Using giant vats of molten salt and antifreeze under the codename “Malta,” Google’s parent company Alphabet is joining Tesla and smaller companies that are developing ways to store wind and solar power affordably to expand renewables and combat climate change. Alphabet’s X research lab is developing a cutting-edge molten [...]
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 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 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 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 [...]
Concentrated solar power molten salt storage units at a level below $100 million in 2009 are anticipated to reach $13.6 billion by 2016.
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 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.