California Molten Salt Solar Energy project gets approval to operate

SolarReserve recently got approval to get their Rice Solar Energy Project going. In essence, this solar farm is just like a regular field of heliostats directing light to the central receiving tower, but rather than heating water to power the turbine, it will heat a salt combination to over 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The salt can then be used to power the turbines all through the night due to its ability to store heat for a long time.

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