Concentrated Solar + Molten Salt Storage = Dispatchable Renewable

So-called Power Tower solar generation dovetails with energy storage in ways that provide an unusual degree of flexibility in the production and use of a renewable resource: all at prices that are already overtaking the cost of new-build coal

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“The 110MW Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Plant, a concentrated solar power project due to be completed in Nevada early next year, will not just be the largest solar power tower plant with fully integrated energy storage built – it could also challenge the way the world thinks about renewable energy. Or even energy sources in general.”

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