Molten Salt

World’s First Utility-Scale Molten Salt Fresnel Concentrated Solar Power Plant Connects to China’s Grid

The China Dunhuang Dacheng 50MW molten salt linear Fresnel CSP project plant has now officially begun commercial operation on June 19, 2020. To celebrate the occasion of commercial operation of the first ever molten salt Fresnel CSP occasion, the developers and contractors held a commissioning ceremony. First in the [...]

Shanghai Electric installs molten salt receiver for 700 MW concentrated solar power (CSP) project in Dubai

China’s Shanghai Electric Group has completed the installation of the molten salt receiver (MSR) on top of the tower for the 950-MW Noor Energy 1 concentrated solar power (CSP) and photovoltaic (PV) project in Dubai. The tower-related construction was finalised in record 240 days despite needing to implement additional [...]

Molten salt receiver installed at Mohammed bin Rashid Solar Concentrated Solar Power plant

The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park on Wednesday witnessed the installation of the Molten Salt Receiver (MSR) on top of the world's tallest solar power tower at 262.44 metres. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, accompanied by Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, [...]

The Noor Concentrated Solar Power Complex and BASF’s 24-Hour Molten Salt Solutions

Molten salt, which is produced by companies such as BASF, is being used in concentrating solar power plants to provide efficient thermal energy storage and is part of the overall solution to the question of the viability of renewable energy in the fight against climate change. Solar Thermal Energy: A [...]

Cerro Dominador concentrated solar power project has culminated another important phase

The pioneering Cerro Dominador solar thermal project has culminated another important phase in its development process with the start of salt fusion works. This concentrating solar power project, in which MMYPEM participates, aims to build a 100MW photovoltaic plant and the first solar thermal plant in Latin America, which [...]

China-made Long shaft molten salt pump successfully applied in Hami Concentrated Solar Power Tower Project

On December 29, 2019, China Power Engineering Hami 50MW Tower Concentrated Solar Power Project was successfully connected to the grid for the first time. The long shaft molten salt pump used in this project is provided by three manufacturers, two imported brands and one domestic brand. The domestic brand long [...]

Molten salt storage in concentrated solar power plants could meet the electricity-on-demand role of coal and gas

The first thing you see of the Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Facility, and you can be miles away, is a light so bright you can't look directly at it. This sits atop a 640-foot cement tower, rising from the flat, empty Nevada desert around the halfway point on the [...]

Three solar modules of world’s first commercial beam-down tower Concentrated Solar Power project to be connected to grid

Yumen Xinneng 50 MW molten salt tower CConcentrated Solar Power plant is China's only pilot project taking innovative beam down CSP tower technology and also will be the first large-scale commercial CSP project in the world of this kind. It is expected that No.1-3 Modules will be completed and connected [...]

Full capacity test a success for concentrated solar power plant in China

The country's first 100-megawatt molten salt concentrating solar thermal power plant in Dunhuang, Northwest China's Gansu province, has successfully generated power while operating at full capacity. Nearly 20 hours of operating records show the systems at the concentrated solar power plant have been normal and stable. The facility also [...]

Concentrated Solar Power Molten Salt Energy Storage

The new Venture Capital (VC) firm Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV) only invests in technologies they vet as both “scientifically feasible at scale” and with the potential to reduce “at least half a gigaton of greenhouse gases every year.” Along with Alfa Laval and Concord New Energy Group, BEV has invested [...]

Solar field completed for Power China 50 MW molten salt tower Concentrated Solar Power project

Power China Gonghe 50MW Molten Salt Tower Concentrated Solar Power Project, as one of China first batch of pilot CSP projects, is under great progress and supposed to be commissioned in middle of 2019. The project Solar Field EPC SUPCON Solar says, up to date, all the 30,016 pieces [...]

Luneng Haixi 50 MW molten salt tower Concentrated Solar Power project to operate this June

Luneng Haixi 50 MW Molten Salt Tower CSP (Concentrated Solar Power) Project is a crucial part of 700 MW Luneng Haixi Geermu Multi-energy Complement Integration Optimization Pilot Project, which consists of 200 MW PV, 400 MW Wind Energy, 50 MW Concentrated Solar Power and 50 MW energy storage system. The [...]

China Shouhang Dunhuang 100 MW molten salt Solar Tower Concentrated Solar Power Plant to be completed

As the project owner Beijing Shouhang IHW Resourves Saving Co., Ltd (shorted as Shouhang) indicated, Shouhang Dunhuang 100 MW molten salt Solar Tower CSP Plant, which is among China 1st phase of 20 CSP pilot projects, is under commissioning and will be commercially operational at the end of this [...]