The Tianjin Binhai Concentrating Solar Power Investment Co. Ltd. said its 50-megawatt molten salt trough project in Akesai in northwest China’s Gansu Province shows the maturity of the commercial development of solar thermal technology. Image courtesy of Helio SCSP.

China’s first molten salt solar power plant goes online

China’s first molten salt solar power plant goes online

Molten Salt Solar Power project in Akesai in northwest China’s Gansu Province.
MOLTEN SALT SOLAR POWER IN CHINA. The Tianjin Binhai Concentrating Solar Power Investment Co. Ltd. said its 50-megawatt molten salt project in Akesai in northwest China’s Gansu Province shows the maturity of the commercial development of solar thermal technology. Image courtesy of Helio SCSP.

Beijing (dpa) China’s first molten salt solar thermal power plant began sending electricity to the grid on Sunday according to state media reports. The project in northern China’s Tainjin municipality is the first of several similar facilities that will together produce 200,000 kilowatts of annual solar power output by 2018, Xinhua news agency cited…

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