The country’s first 100-megawatt molten salt solar thermal power plant in Dunhuang, Northwest China’s Gansu province, has successfully generated power while operating at full capacity.
According to AsiaTimes, early 20 hours of operating records show the systems at the power plant have been normal and stable. The facility also set a new record by generating over 1.8 million kilowatt-hours of power day and night, with all indicators suggesting it has reached or exceeded its designed values.
The power plant also called the “super mirror power plant,” works by using 12,000 mirrors that concentrate the sunlight onto a receiver at the top of a solar tower, which then heats the molten salt.
It is designed to generate 390 GWh of power annually, which can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 350,000 metric tons per year. That’s equivalent to the annual environmental benefit derived from 667 hectares of forested land.
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