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Title: Solar two: A molten salt power tower demonstration

Abstract

A consortium of United States utility concerns led by the Southern California Edison Company (SCE) is conducting a cooperative project with the US Department of Energy (DOE), Sandia National Laboratories, and industry to convert the 10-MW Solar One Power Tower Pilot Plant to molten nitrate salt technology. The conversion involves installation of a new receiver, a new thermal storage system, and a new steam generator; it utilizes Solar One`s heliostat field and turbine generator. Successful operation of the converted plant, called Solar Two, will reduce economic risks in building initial commercial power tow projects and accelerate the commercial acceptance of this promising renewable energy technology. The estimated cost of Solar Two, including its three-year test period, is $48.5 million. The plant will begin operation in early 1996.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  2. Southern California Edison, Rosemead, CA (United States)
  3. Bechtel Corp., San Francisco, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
100002
Report Number(s):
SAND-95-1828C; CONF-951072-1
ON: DE95016734
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: VDI-GET meeting: solar thermal power plants II, Stuttgart (Germany), 11-12 Oct 1995; Other Information: PBD: [1995]
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; TOWER FOCUS POWER PLANTS; DEMONSTRATION PROGRAMS; CENTRAL RECEIVERS; COST; MOLTEN SALTS; WORKING FLUIDS; HEAT TRANSFER FLUIDS; SODIUM NITRATES; POTASSIUM NITRATES; HELIOSTATS

Citation Formats

Tyner, C.E., Sutherland, J.P., and Gould, W.R. Jr. Solar two: A molten salt power tower demonstration. United States: N. p., 1995. Web.
Tyner, C.E., Sutherland, J.P., & Gould, W.R. Jr. Solar two: A molten salt power tower demonstration. United States.
Tyner, C.E., Sutherland, J.P., and Gould, W.R. Jr. Tue . "Solar two: A molten salt power tower demonstration". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/100002.
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title = {Solar two: A molten salt power tower demonstration},
author = {Tyner, C.E. and Sutherland, J.P. and Gould, W.R. Jr.},
abstractNote = {A consortium of United States utility concerns led by the Southern California Edison Company (SCE) is conducting a cooperative project with the US Department of Energy (DOE), Sandia National Laboratories, and industry to convert the 10-MW Solar One Power Tower Pilot Plant to molten nitrate salt technology. The conversion involves installation of a new receiver, a new thermal storage system, and a new steam generator; it utilizes Solar One`s heliostat field and turbine generator. Successful operation of the converted plant, called Solar Two, will reduce economic risks in building initial commercial power tow projects and accelerate the commercial acceptance of this promising renewable energy technology. The estimated cost of Solar Two, including its three-year test period, is $48.5 million. The plant will begin operation in early 1996.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1995},
month = {8}
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