1. AREVA Commissions Molten Salt Energy Storage Demonstration

    AREVA Commissions Molten Salt Energy Storage Demonstration

    Areva has begun operations of its molten salt energy storage demonstration plant designed specifically for use with the group’s Compact Linear Fresnel Reflector (CLFR) technology. Funded partially by Department of Energy (DoE), this full scale project is being carried out at Sandia National Laboratories’• National Solar Thermal Test Facility in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Thanks to their significant collaboration, AREVA’s solar team and Sandia’s molten salt technology experts have developed an innovative approach to energy storage that combines the molten salt test loop (MSTL) with AREVA’s CLFR applications. The result is a reliable and competitive solution which optimises the benefits of CLFR technology by ensuring that the energy captured can be dispatched night or day through the use of molten salt storage.

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