Solar Two: Utility-Scale Power from the Sun (Brochure)

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    Solar Two, a prototype solar-powered electric generating plant east of Barstow, California, is demonstrating that clean solar energy is a reliable and economic way to produce large quantities of power. Sponsored by DOE in partnership with a consortium of utilities and private corporations, Solar Two features an innovative energy collection and storage system that uses molten nitrate salt -- asubstance that has excellent heat-retention qualities -- as the heat-transfer medium.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages6
    StatePublished - 1996

    Bibliographical note

    Produced by SunLab: Bringing together solar energy expertise from Sandia National Laboratories and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/MK-471-20460

    Other Report Number

    • DOE/GO-10096-249


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