Dow to showcase CSP innovations
Dubai, May 6, 2014
Dow is set to showcase its range of proven world-class innovations and services serving the Middle East’s Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) industry at the 6th edition of CSP Menasol 2014 expo which opened in Dubai.
A leading Mena conference & expo, CSP Menasol 2014, will run till May 7. CSP Menasol, now in its 6th year, has become the primary meeting place for the region’s solar professionals, attracting delegates from India, China, Spain, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Egypt, Algeria, Germany & the US.
Dowtherm A, the world’s leading specialized high temperature heat transfer fluid will be part of Dow’s Mensol exhibit, said the company in a statement.
A specialized heat transfer fluid capable of accommodating temperatures up to 400 degrees Celsius, Dowtherm A is used in over 35 of the largest CSP projects around the world.
Solar plants filled with Dowtherm A provide enough electrical generation capacity to meet the needs of more than 1 million homes, helping save more than 4 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year.
“Harnessing and utilizing solar energy is now more affordable, more efficient and more reliable than ever. Hence it is no surprise that the Middle East region, with its abundance of sunlight has been witnessing significant investment and rapid growth in the solar energy sector,” said Carolina Barrios, market development manager for Dow Heat Transfer Fluids.
“At Dow, with our total solutions offering for CSP, we are excited at the opportunities in this market and are committed to helping the region meet its long term solar ambitions,” she added.
According to her, CSP uses parabolic mirrors to reflect and magnify heat from the sun onto a closed circulating loop containing Dowtherm A heat transfer fluid.
The fluid collects the heat energy and transports it to a power station where it is used to produce steam, which drives turbines to generate electricity, she added.
Dow said the solar power technology like CSP offers many advantages in regions that require reliable new sources of energy. The technology helps diversify energy supply, is capable of producing power during periods of peak demand, and reduces dependence on fossil fuels.-TradeArabia News Service