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NREL is aimed at mitigating corrosion levels in CSP plants with nickel-based coatings

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To store heat and generate electricity,the next-generation concentrating solar power (CSP) plants require high-temperature fluids, such as molten salts, in the range of 550-750 degrees Celsius . At those high temperatures, however, common alloys used in the heat exchangers, piping, and storage vessels of CSP systems are eaten away by …

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DLR inaugurates its Test Facility for Thermal Energy Storage in Molten Salt for Concentrated Solar Power

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 Reported from CSPPLAZA:  Opened on 15 September 2017, the Test Facility for Thermal Energy Storage in Molten Salt (TESIS) is used to test molten salt storage systems and individual components in a globally unique form. One hundred tons of molten salt circulate through the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- …

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Will CSP Plants Operat at 2000℃ by 2019 with New Silicon-based TES System?

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Reported from CSPPLAZA: In order to  compete against other renewable energy sources, CSP developers must continue to lower storage costs. Thermal energy storage (TES) has become a key asset for CSP developers. Compared with conventional heat engines, experts are looking for other storage mediums to achieve higher efficiency rates. TES systems represent 10 to …

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