Wattco Partners With Prominent Nonprofit Organization to Provide Energy Solutions to Developing Countries

Six years into the project, molten salt heating technology continues to generate energy for remote villages in Africa

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Wattco, a leading manufacturer of custom-built electric heating solutions, continues to provide heating technology that impacts energy availability in remote, underdeveloped villages in Africa. 

In November 2017, a prominent nonprofit foundation hired Wattco to develop a new product as part of its energy generation initiative. Wattco engineers developed a molten salt heating solution that could reach higher temperatures than traditional heaters, which were limited by the maximum temperature of alloys such as steel. After finding success in initial deployments, the initiative continues to expand to new locations.

Many remote villages in Africa are not connected to a larger power grid and must rely on diesel-powered generators for electricity. Molten salt heating opens up new opportunities and accessibility for power, as it is a viable solution for generating energy in remote areas. Unlike other solutions that may require a body of water to generate clean energy, molten salt heating can be established anywhere. 

Molten salt is known for its high operating temperature and low melting point, which makes it an extremely efficient heat transfer medium. It also benefits from low corrosivity, low toxicity, and low vapor pressure.

"These new technologies will help make electricity more prevalent and available for clean water, food, and other crucial aspects necessary to develop a thriving society," said Jason Toledano, CEO of Wattco. "Wattco is always eager to take on new challenges, and knowing our solution can enhance lives around the world makes the project even more satisfying."


About Wattco™

Wattco is a manufacturing company developing electric heating products for use around the world since 1969. With an uncompromised dedication to our customers, we offer solutions and not just products. Our development in oil and gas industries, renewable energy, HVAC systems, and government projects helps customers like you to get alternative solutions for your projects to get off the ground in the most cost-efficient way. Learn more at https://www.wattco.com/

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About Wattco

Wattco™ manufactures a complete line of flange heaters, circulation heaters, tubular heaters, and immersion heating elements for a wide variety of industrial and commercial applications since 1969.

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