Coal, Renewables

Flowserve receives $31.5mn in solar plant orders

12 August 2009– Flowserve Corp said it has gotten more than $31.5 million worth of orders for several solar thermal power plants.

The orders, which include boiler feed water, condensate, cooling water, hot thermal-transfer fluid (HTF) and molten salt pumps are for plants of both power tower and parabolic mirror designs.

Parabolic mirror plants use mirrors to concentrate the sun’s energy onto receivers positioned at the focal point of each mirror while the power tower design incorporates many large, sun-tracking mirrors, called heliostats, to focus sunlight on a receiver at the top of a centrally located tower. In both designs, transfer fluid is heated and used to create steam, which is then supplied to drive the plant’s turbine to generate electricity.

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