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Sandia National Solar Thermal Test Facility Molten Salt Loop
Sandia National Laboratories is a multi-program U.S. laboratory with main facilities in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Livermore, California. Sandia has major R&D responsibilities in energy and environmental technologies and economic competitiveness, and is host to the National Solar Thermal Test Facility, where a Molten Salt Test Loop (MSTL) was recently commissioned.
Designed and built to exacting specifications, Sandia’s MSTL system provides a means to perform accelerated lifetime testing on power plant-size components, reducing start-up risks for newly constructed generation facilities. No other test facility in the world is capable of supporting such extensive, large-scale research.
Molten Salt Thermal Storage
Jan 01, 2014
Albuquerque , New Mexico 87185
CSP Plant, Compact Linear Fresnel Reflector
OWNERSHIP & VALUE CHAIN PARTNERS
Sandia National Labs
Bridgers & Paxton Consulting Engineers, Inc.
COST & PERFORMANCE
Federal/National Government – RD&D
US Department of Energy
Sandia National Laboratories National Solar Thermal Test Facility
MSTL system provides a means to perform accelerated lifetime testing on power plant-size components, reducing start-up risks for newly constructed generation facilities
PRIMARY PROJECT CONTACT
Subhash L. Shinde
2014-06-10 02:25 PM UTC
2016-05-16 11:45 PM UTC