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Molten Salt Heat Storage Technology

Gemasolar is the first commercial scale plant to apply central tower receiver and molten salt heat storage technology, opening the door to new thermo solar electrical generation technology. This technology provides a higher output than other technologies.

The heat storage system is a molten salt storage tank, permitting independent electrical generation for up to 15 hours without any solar feed.



Imaginative Water Conservation Measures

The Texas Water Development Board recently honored the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District as the recipient of the 2012 Texas Rain Catcher Award, as a result of the LSGCD’s design and construction of their new system. At its heart, is a 15,000 gallon underground storage tank that collects water from the parking lot, via a gravel-filled arroyo. During heavy rains, this overflow is directed to an on-site retention pond. Complementing the underground storage tank, are four 2,500 gallon above ground storage tanks, which collect water from the main structure’s 10,000 square foot metal roof that flows to the underground storage tank. The collected water is used for irrigation.



Weida Polystor Tank

The Weida Polystor Tank is a polyethylene tanks produced with the latest rotational molding technology, achieving accreditation for green and innovative technology after passing the Accreditation of Indigenous Technologies for Housing (Aitech) evaluation.



Storage Integration Technology

It was recently announced that US-based natural gas fuel storage systems manufacturer Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, secured a $1 million fuel storage development and integration contract, which will prompt a new natural gas storage system, upgrading to a gas truck with new high capacity fuel storage technology.

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TNphoto Tatsuya Nakagawa
Tatsuya Nakagawa is the VP of Marketing and co-founder of Castagra Products, a storage tank and wastewater coatings manufacturing company that is highly acclaimed for its sustainable coatings, cold weather tank coating applications, and its durable frac tank coatings. Castagra is used by the world’s top oil and gas field services companies.