Power plant shines new light on sustainable energy
A 10-megawatt tower power plant that began operations in Delingha, Qinghai, in late August is the first nationally and third globally to use optical and thermal energy in storage for mass electricity generation. Zhejiang Supcon Solar Technology Co has proprietary intellectual property rights to the core technologies of the plant, which uses special salt to absorb and store heat at a solar park to ensure a steady power supply. The International Energy Agency forecasts that solar energy will meet 11.3 percent of the global demand for power by 2050.
The article was first published in China daily