SQM Thermal-Solar Salts: Natural Solution, Clean Energy

The supply of most renewable energies is discontinuous and their performance is unpredictable due to altered weather and/or energy demand conditions. CSP plants, equipped with a Melted Salt Storage system, such as the melted mix of sodium nitrate and potassium nitrate kept in the storage tanks, which accumulate heat excess and are operating 24/7, significantly increasing the production of electricity. This fluid is also used as thermal transfer fluid instead of synthetic oil.

SQM thermal-solar salts are a mixture of sodium nitrate and potassium nitrate that allows CSP plants to compete with plants that operate using conventional fossil fuels or with nuclear plants in order to meet the electricity production demand.