Molten Salt

SUPCON SOLAR Delingha 50 MW Molten Salt Tower Concentrated Solar Power Plant Sees Another Good Year

The total annual cumulative actual power generation of the SUPCON SOLAR Delingha 50MW Molten Salt Tower CSP Plant in 2022 was 146.4 GWh, i.e. 100.26% of the designed annual power generation (146GWh), completing yearly target. Figure 1: 2022 annual power generation of the plant The plant has been operating in good conditions. As shown [...]

China’s energy storage pilots include grid-powered molten salt

While most countries are quietly ignoring thermal storage, China seems to be plowing its own furrow, and continues to toy with thermal technologies, in particular molten salt. Most molten-salt thermal storage in the west has been powered by concentrated solar power (CSP) projects – 50 MW to 100 MW mirror [...]

Next FREE training course about Molten Salt Systems CSP plants on SFERA-3 project

ESTELA is pleased to invite you to forth Training for Industries course with the topic Molten Salt Systems CSP plants. This course is organized by ENEA and DLR and will take place at the Cr ENEA Casaccia Via Anguillarese 301 – 00123 Rome, Italy from 7 till 11 November 2022. [...]

The story behind the successful operation of SUPCON SOLAR Delingha 50 MW Molten Salt Tower Concentrated Solar Power Plant

Recently, Cosin Solar Technology Co., Ltd. (Cosin Solar for short) announced that SUPCON SOLAR Delingha 50MW Molten Salt Tower Concentrated Solar Power Plant has generated 146GWh electricity in the last 11 months, exceeding the designed annual power generation. It has become the first CSP Plant to achieve and exceed designed [...]

Delingha: A Leap for Molten Salt Tower Concentrated Solar Power Technology

The 50-MW Delingha concentrated solar power tower plant located on the high-altitude Tibetan Plateau in China was developed, built, and continues to be refined by a company dedicated to solar tower technology research. China, a country that has added more than 200 GW of solar photovoltaic capacity over the last [...]

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 [...]

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