The first steps towards the manual heliostat. A couple of square meters for test purposes must be doable by hand. East west the mirrors can simple pivot around their base and up and down is accomplished by a screw-thread.
With 6 mirrors the open test cell reached already 80 degrees Celsius. With the back reflector the temperature went over the 100 degrees Celsius.
When sunshine is intermittent through clouds it’s still possible to use solar heat by forming a buffer. Heat storage in molten salts have been studied since the early 1900s. Molten salts have a great heat capacity, act like a fluid and can get very hot. Most of the studies in the past have been concentrated on energy generation with concentrated solar power-plants and nuclear reactors. The pumping and heat exchangers made it very complicated and expensive. For pyrolysis we only need a well insulated pool where the pyrolysis chamber in can be submerged. For the pyrolysis process we need a temperature between the 400 °C and 650 °C. Higher temperatures can speed up the process, it take a while before the whole pyrolysis chamber is heated up. Higher then 800 °C makes it difficult to work with, stresses, wear etcetera become to great.
801 °C Sodium Chloride
993 °C Sodium Fluoride
910 °C Zirconium Fluoride
271 °C Sodium Nitrite
308 °C Sodium Nitrate
714 °C Magnesium Chloride
661 °C Sodium Iodide
747 °C Sodium Bromide
772 °C Calcium Chloride
790 °C Potassium Chloride
851 °C Sodium Carbonate
723 °C Lithium Carbonate
891 °C Potassium Carbonate
Even molten metals can be used to store solar energy.
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