Archimede-Chiyoda Molten Salt Test Loop

General Info
Owner/s: 
Archimede Solar Energy
Chiyoda Corporation
Technology: 
Parabolic trough
Country: 
Italy
Status: 
Operational
Purpose: 
Research & Development
Usage: 
Electricity
Power: 
0.35 MW
Start date: 
July, 2013
Location: 
Massa Martana
Generation: 
0.28 GWh
Technology

Solar field

Number of SCAs: 
6
Number of loops: 
1
Number of SCAs per loop: 
6
Number of modules per SCA: 
8
SCA length: 
100 m
Reflecting area: 
3 398 m²
Heat Collector Element (Tube): 
Archimede Solar Energy - HEMS11
Heat Transfer Fluid: 
Molten salts - sodium and potassium nitrates
HTF Temp in: 
290ºC
HTF Temp out: 
550ºC

Power block

Storage Y/N: 
Yes
Storage type: 
two tank direct - Molten salts
Storage: 
5.00 Hours
Power cycle: 
Steam Rankine
Turbine: 
Siemens
Turbine efficiency: 
15.61% at nominal power
Companies involved
Project developer: 
Archimede Solar Energy
Chiyoda Corporation
Key components suppliers: 
Archimede Solar Energy
Suppliers details: 
Archimede Solar Energy (HCE)
Other
Solar resource: 
1 527 kWh/m2/yr
General comments:
Documents and links:
Archimede-Chiyoda Molten Salts Test Loop
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