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Dow Plugs into Concentrated Solar Power Sector

10:19 AM MDT | April 22, 2008 |

Alex Scott

Dow Chemical says its Performance Fluids business has secured three major deals selling thousands of tonnes of its heat transfer fluid Dowtherm A for use in concentrated solar power (CSP) plants in Spain. Financial terms were not disclosed. Two CSP plants at Guadix, Spain will each use 2,000 m.t. of Dowtherm A, and a third plant at Cuidad Real, Spain will use 1,000 m.t. of the fluid. Dow will begin delivery of Dowtherm A to the plants in the second half of this year. CSP involves heating thermal transfer fluid up to 400C using parabolic solar mirrors, which...

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