In 2011, Changzhou Sunhome Solar Water Heater Manufacture Co., Ltd. established a solar thermal electrical power storage research & development center in Changzhou science city. The R&D team comprises of 20 members including one Professor, one Doctor, six graduates and twelve undergraduates. The test facilities covering 4000 sq.m consists of high temperature storage tank, large scale molten salt heat exchanger, transmission & control of molten salt. The molten salt storage was studied at a laboratory scale before raising the research facility with a 100ton high temperature molten salt storage tank.
|Sunhome Changzhou City TES Research Facility|
Changzhou Sunhome Solar Water Heater Manufacture Co., Ltd is a high-tech private enterprise which is specially engaged in the development, production and application of the solar energy products, incorporating scientific research.
Molten salts are phase change materials that facilitate storage of thermal energy as latent heat while they change state from solid to liquid at a stable temperature. Latent heat storage technology is facilitating design of thermal energy storage systems from very low to to very high temperatures.