molten salts

Protermosolar advocates thermal storage in molten salts of concentrated solar power

Gonzalo Martín, General Secretary of Protermosolar, will analyze what the role of concentrated solar power plants will be in energy storage within a decade at the I Energy Storage Congress (ALEN'20). Currently, thermal storage in molten salts in solar thermal power plants reaches 7 GWhe in Spain. This type of [...]

High Temparature concentrated solar power plan with particle receiver and direct thermal storage

Clean solar energy with storage can help Europe reduce emissions and deliver a secure and cost-effective electricity supply. EU-funded research suggests that fluidised crystal particles trump molten salts as the heat transfer and storage medium. © Gilles Flamant Current state of the art concentrated solar power (CSP) plants use central [...]

Promising Test Results for Molten Salts in Trough Concentrated Solar Power

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, [...]

Cerro Dominador finished smelting 46,000 tons of molten salts for concentrated solar power project

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: [...]