A Novel Modeling of Molten-Salt Heat Storage Systems in Thermal Solar Power Plants

@inproceedings{Menndez2014ANM,
  title={A Novel Modeling of Molten-Salt Heat Storage Systems in Thermal Solar Power Plants},
  author={Rogelio Pe{\'o}n Men{\'e}ndez and Juan {\'A}ngel Garc{\'i}a Mart{\'i}nez and Miguel J. Prieto and Lourdes {\'A}lvarez Barcia and Juan M. Mart{\'i}n S{\'a}nchez},
  year={2014}
}
Many thermal solar power plants use thermal oil as heat transfer fluid, and molten salts as thermal energy storage. Oil absorbs energy from sun light, and transfers it to a water-steam cycle across heat exchangers, to be converted into electric energy by means of a turbogenerator, or to be stored in a thermal energy storage system so that it can be later transferred to the water-steam cycle. The complexity of these thermal solar plants is rather high, as they combine traditional engineering… CONTINUE READING