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CSPonD: Concentrated Solar Power on Demand

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The system is designed to absorb concentrated solar radiation in a molten eutectic salt. The liquid salt is contained in an insulated crucible with an aperture for entry of concentrated light. The salt serves as a volumetric energy absorber an energy storage medium a high temperature heat transfer fluid and a suspending fluid for absorptive nanoparticles. The system efficiently absorbs solar radiation through the volume of molten salt and retains the energy for gradual release into a heat exchange system. The typical operating temperature of the device is 600?C to 1000?C. The device can be combined with solar collection apparatus and heat exchanging mechanisms

Benefits:

Increase of 30-40% in efficiency over current technologies Energy Storage Low Capital Costs

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