24 Hour Solar System
By combining a concentrated solar power system with a molten salt heat storage system, the researchers from the Massachusetts Institute, have discovered how to deliver low cost solar energy at night as well as during the day.
As you know concentrated solar and salt storage are two familiar technologies.
The researchers are focusing their system on bringing down installation, operating and maintenance costs.
This concept could help small towns and communities take themselves off the grid with a reliable, steady stream of clean energy.
Concentrated solar power means using mirrors to focus sunlight on a central tower and when is combined with molten salt in the conventional manner, the salt will be heat with solar energy, then the energy will be transferred to the water which generates steam that turns a turbine to produce electricity.
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