14,500 heliostats were installed and tested in Naomaohuzhen, Hami, Xinjiang Autonomous Region, Xinjiang’s first solar thermal power plant. The heliostats use the most advanced tower-type molten salt power generation technology to reflect sunlight to the heat storage area, which is 181 meters high. The thermal energy is converted to steam and drives a steam turbine. The annual electricity supply of the project is 198 million kWh, which can save 61,900 tons of standard coal equivalent every year.

Japan JST China news, June 25, 2021

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