The World is Watching! China Builds Its First Hundred-Megawatt Molten Salt Solar Thermal Power Plant
The Shouhang Resources Saving hundred-megawatt molten salt solar thermal power plant in Dunhuang is the first molten salt solar thermal power plant in Asia that can generate power continuously over 24 hours.
The Grand Release of China’s First Hundred-Megawatt Solar Thermal Power Plant
The plant is located in the Solar Thermal Park in Qili Town, Dunhuang City and takes up 800 hectares. One special feature is the facility’s use of mirrors: Taking up 140 square meters, there are 1525 heliostats, consisting of 53375 mirrors, arranged in a circular configuration around the heat-absorbing tower which can be seen on the Google satellite positioning map.
Stable and Reliable Network Transmission is an Important Guarantee for System Operations at Dunhuang’s Solar Thermal Power Plant
With redundancy and intelligent management, operators can monitor network connectivity in real time, remotely control network devices, and view all power generation information to ensure efficient and sustainable operation of solar thermal power stations under any conditions. The control center sends instructions to the heliostats arranged in a circular configuration around the tower. By angling the mirrors according to the sun's movement, they can fully absorb the maximum amount of solar energy.
This is the China’s first hundred-megawatt commercial solar thermal power plant put into operation. With an annual power generation capacity is 390 million kwh, it reduces carbon dioxide emission by 350 thousand tons per year; equivalent to 10 thousand acres of forestation for environmental protection benefit.
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