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Old 06-01-2019, 01:37 PM   #5921 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by freebeard View Post
Suppose you want to melt salt. What's the best way to do that?
'best' is kind of subjective,but I'll take a stab at this and suggest that, concentrated-solar would have the least potential for harm.
Once the facility has broken even,the fuel source is virtually free.Stored molten salt allows power production after sunset.An entire facility could be dedicated exclusively for 100% stored-energy,night time power production.
As only part of a market basket of providers,should it 'cloud over',other contributing power providers would take up the slack.
You'd just engineer for it,as those off the grid must currently do.

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