One conundrum for the two main Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) technologies is how to be both bankable and efficient. Parabolic trough CSP is often considered more bankable, while central tower plants are more efficient. Trough technology is about a decade older than tower and has built up experienced supply chains, [...]
As reported by the company developing the project, "the salts produced by the SQM mining company have the capacity to conserve the energy captured during the day by the plant and maintain it in a tank storage system." The development of the Cerro Dominador thermosolar project met a new milestone: [...]
In concentrated solar power (CSP) plants, molten salts have been the material of choice to store solar energy since the 1980’s.
Siemens aims to enhance the solar thermal efficiency and in turn reduce power generation costs. Hence, the company’s researchers intend to use molten salts, a blend of potassium and sodium nitrates, in solar thermal plan