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Dow highlights CSP innovations as region’s solar industry anticipates investment in excess of $50bn over next decade

: Monday, May 05 - 2014 @ 16:42

Dow will once again be showcasing its range of proven world-class innovations and services serving the Middle East’s Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) industry at the 6th edition of CSP MENASOL 2014. This Middle East & North Africa Conference & Expo is scheduled to take place in Dubai, UAE, on 6th and 7th May 2014. Dow’s solutions will be on display at Booth #13 with a team of technical and business experts on hand to demonstrate and explain their unique features.

DOWTHERM A, the world’s leading specialized high temperature heat transfer fluid will be part of Dow’s MENASOL exhibit. A specialized heat transfer fluid capable of accommodating temperatures up to 400 degrees Celsius, DOWTHERM A is used in over 35 of the largest CSP projects around the world. Solar plants filled with DOWTHERM A provide enough electrical generation capacity to meet the needs of more than 1 million homes, helping save more than 4 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year.

“Harnessing and utilizing solar energy is now more affordable, more efficient and more reliable than ever. Hence it is no surprise that the Middle East region, with its abundance of sunlight has been witnessing significant investment and rapid growth in the solar energy sector,” said Carolina Barrios, market development manager for Dow Heat Transfer Fluids. “At Dow, with our total solutions offering for CSP, we are excited at the opportunities in this market and are committed to helping the region meet its long term solar ambitions.”

CSP MENASOL, now in its 6th year, has become the primary meeting place for the region’s solar professionals, attracting delegates from India, China, Spain, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Egypt, Algeria, Germany & the USA.

How CSP Works

CSP uses parabolic mirrors to reflect and magnify heat from the sun onto a closed circulating loop containing DOWTHERM A heat transfer fluid. The fluid collects the heat energy and transports it to a power station where it is used to produce steam, which drives turbines to generate electricity.

Solar power technology like CSP offers many advantages in regions that require reliable new sources of energy. The technology helps diversify energy supply, is capable of producing power during periods of peak demand, and reduces dependence on fossil fuels. When used instead of fossil fuel generation plants, CSP facilities offer improved air quality and can help many nations to address off-set goals for carbon emission produced by existing fossil fuel power plants. Unlike photovoltaic solar power and wind energy technologies, CSP plants can operate in conjunction with cost-effective thermal storage technology to deliver energy on-demand, making CSP a highly flexible source of renewable energy.

For more information contact:

Leigh-Ann Lanier
The Dow Chemical Company
t +971 4 453 7000

Neil Fernandes
Weber Shandwick
t +971 4 445 42 22

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