Molten Salt Energy Storage for a Renewable Energy Grid

William Culbreth

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Dr. Culbreth is an associate professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  He and his colleagues are finishing a three year project funded by the U.S. Office of Naval Research on Molten Salt Energy Storage.  His current research areas include molten salt systems, nuclear waste management, and nuclear fission rocket propulsion.  Kimberly Gonzalez is a senior majoring in mechanical engineering and is a research assistant on the project.  In Fall 2018, she begins work on her M.S. in Nuclear Engineering working on the design of nuclear fission rockets for space exploration.

Kimberly Gonzalez

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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Molten salt energy storage (MSES) is now used at two concentrating solar power plants in the southwestern United States. In both cases, solar salt is circulated through a solar collector or heat exchanger during the day to... [ view full abstract ]


  1. William Culbreth (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)
  2. Kimberly Gonzalez (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Topic Areas

Advanced materials for energy storage , Photovoltaic and solar energy systems


OS2a-A » Advanced materials for energy (16:10 - Thursday, 26th April, Auditorium)

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