Konsentrert solkraft

Generering av energi som virkelig er fornybar, ren og distribuerbar, lover godt for fremtiden. Konsentrert solkraft (CSP) kombinert med termisk lagring kan bidra til å sikre fremtidig energiforsyning samt levere ferskvann og varme til andre formål , for eksempel storskala matproduksjon. Alfa Laval tilbyr topp moderne teknologi som er nøkkelen til forsyning av solkraft, ferskvann og varme.

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The solar future is looking bright

The sun is the Earth’s largest source of energy, yet it is still largely untapped for power production. International efforts are now underway for industrial-scale harvesting of solar energy. Several CSP plants, particularly in Spain, have been commissioned and have proven the viability of solar thermal power plants.

Installed at many of these CSP plants are Alfa Laval equipment, modules and systems, which contribute to generating solar thermal electricity. 

Alfa Laval solutions for CSP plants

Thermal storage:

  • Ultra compact oil/salt heat exchangers

Steam processes:

  • Turbine condensers
  • Feedwater pre-heaters

Auxiliary cooling:

  • Wet surface air coolers using dirty water streams, such as blow down from reverse osmosis, cooling tower or steam loop, and wastewater from local municipalities
  • Hybrid cooling solutions when coupled to Alfa Laval Dry Coolers

Solar desalination:

Power block utilities:

  • Oil coolers, oil treatment skids, auxiliary boilers

Wastewater treatment:

  • Decanters and heat exchangers


  • Most advanced thermal storage solutions on the market
  • From water-use minimization to water making
  • Comprehensive water management for arid areas
  • Remote towns can get their power and their water from a local CSP plant

Process overview - molten salt tower CSP

  1. Steam-salt heat exchanger for steam tower thermal storage
  2. Steam generator for molten salt tower
  3. Water makers  for boilers and for cleaning mirrors
  4. Power block

Process overview - hot oil trough CSP

  1. Oil-salt heat exchanger for parabolic thermal storage
  2. Ullage system on thermal oil circuit
  3. Condenser cooling & desalination
  4. Power block