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August 31, 2021

Shagaya – Molten Salt Thermal Energy Storage System, Kuwait

By Carmen

The Shagaya – Molten Salt Thermal Energy Storage System is a 50,000kW energy storage project located in Kuwait.

The thermal energy storage project uses molten salt as its storage technology. The project was announced in 2015 and was commissioned in 2018.

Description

The Shagaya – Molten Salt Thermal Energy Storage System was developed by Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research. The project is owned by Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (100%).

The key applications of the project are renewables capacity firming and renewables energy time shift.

Contractors involved

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Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research has delivered the project.

About Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research

Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research) is a pioneering, independent, national institute of scientific excellence. The company is headquartered in Kuwait city, Kuwait.

Methodology

All publicly-announced energy storage projects included in this analysis are drawn from GlobalData’s Power IC. The information regarding the projects are sourced through secondary information sources such as country specific power players, company news and reports, statistical organisations, regulatory body, government planning reports and their publications and is further validated through primary from various stakeholders such as power utility companies, consultants, energy associations of respective countries, government bodies and professionals from leading players in the power sector.

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