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									             Solar Power
           Central Receivers
The alternative energy
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              Central Receivers
 This evolving solar technology, works by focusing
  the suns thermal energy (solar radiation), to power
  a traditional steam turbine, and create electricity.
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9Uo3KlWNng




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                              Heliostats
                                      Heliostats are
                                       mirrors that track
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                                       the suns position in
                                       the sky and reflect
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                                       focused light to a
                                       central receiver on a
                                       very high tower.
                 Thermal Energy
                                       The intense amount
                                        of thermal energy
                                        produced by
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                                        nitrate salts in the
                                        central receiver to
                                        temperatures above
                                        1000o F
     Molten Salt (Storage/Conversion)
                                      The heated salt is
                                       stored in a “hot
                                       tank”, and when
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                                       system
                    Steam Turbine
                                      The superheated
                                       steam created from
                                       the molten nitrate
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                                       salt, is used to
                                       power a standard
                                       generator, and
                                       electricity is created.
                        Full Cycle
                                      The “cooled” (still
                                       around 500oF) salt is
                                       then pumped to a
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                                       storage and later
                                       circulated in the
                                       tower and central
                                       receiver.
Clean, Sustainable - Energy
                                         Central Receiver
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                                          operational plants in
                                          Spain and one in
                                          California
                                         The Sierra Sun Tower is
                                          capable of providing no
                                          emission energy for
                                          4,000 homes in SoCal
                                         http://www.esolar.com/
                                          our_projects/

								
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