The Supcon Power Thermal Energy Storage System is a 50,000kW energy storage project located in Qinghai, China.

The thermal energy storage project uses molten salt as its storage technology. The project was commissioned in 2013.

Description

The Supcon Power Thermal Energy Storage System was developed by Zhejiang SUPCON Solar Technology. The project is owned by Zhejiang SUPCON Solar Technology (100%).

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

Contractors involved

Zhejiang SUPCON Solar Technology has delivered the project.

Additional information

The project uses a small mirror developed by SUPCON along with the tower solar thermal power technology of modular design, to achieve the domestication and industrialization of all equipment with the characteristics of advanced technology, high efficiency, reliable performance, and good economic benefits.
The first 10 MW phase of the project was connected to the grid in July 2013. The second phase is currently under development.

About Zhejiang SUPCON Solar Technology

Zhejiang SUPCON Solar Technology Co Ltd. (Supcon Solar) is engaged in the development, commercialization and industrialization of thermal power technology research and solutions including molten salt tower CSP technologies, equipment and utility-scale applications, advanced and efficient CSP technologies that provides high-quality and low-cost clean energy. The company is headquartered in Zhejiang, China.

Methodology

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