Large Capacity Heat Storage for Extended Operation of a Solar Thermal Power Plant
Author : Peiwen Li , Jon Van Lew, Cholik Chan, Larry Sobel, Jake Stephens
A solar thermal power plant collects sunlight by its solar collectors and heats up a heat transfer fluid (types of mineral oil that are stable below a certain temperature) to a maximum temperature of around 390
celsius. The heat transfer fluid transfers heat to a working substance of the thermal power plant. From there on, the processes of power generation is almost the same as that of a regular power plant.