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Contact: Steve Delgado
University of Arizona College of Engineering

Molten Salts Tanks at Abengoa's Solana Plant

Caption: The tanks that hold the molten salts at Abengoa's Solana Plant are enormous. The salts can keep the solar-heated fluids very hot for several hours, so they can be transferred to turbines to produce electricity even when the sun isn't shining.

Credit: Photo courtesy of DOE/NREL (credit: Dennis Schroeder).

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