Renewable Energy

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In order to use solar energy independently from sun, engineers have developed a technology to accumulate solar energy.

Fluid salt serves as storage medium. Such a power plant has many thousand tons of a special salt-mixture available that is being pushed via pumps back and forth between two well insulated tanks. On the way from one boiler to the other the molten salt reaches a pipe section that is surrounded by thermo-oil. During the sun-flooded daily hours the 400°C hot oil releases its heat to the fluid salt. If no sun is available the heat transfer process is being reversed. The hot salt solution flows back into the adjacent tank. This time the salt releases its heat surplus to the oil.

Expansion joints are being applied everywhere in such power plants where saliferous process pipes lead into the tanks.

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