ASE Demo Plant

Status Date

Background

Technology
Parabolic Trough
Status
Operational
Location

Massa Martana
Italy

Lat/Long Location
42°
43'
47.00"
North
12°
31'
45.00"
East
Land Area
3 hectares
Solar Resource
1527 kWh/m2/yr
Electricity Generation
275 MWh/yr
Start Production Date
Project Type
Demonstration

Participants

Developer(s)
Archimede Solar Energy
EPC Contractor
Chiyoda Corporation

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar-Field Aperture Area
3,398 m²
# of Solar Collector Assemblies (SCAs)
6
# of Loops
1
Heat-Transfer Fluid Type
Molten salt
Solar-Field Inlet Temp
290ºC
Solar-Field Outlet Temp
550ºC

Power Block

Turbine Capacity (Gross)
0.35 MW
Turbine Manufacturer
Siemens
Output Type
Steam Rankine
Turbine Efficiency
15.61% @ full load (Percentage)

Thermal Storage

Storage Type
2-tank direct
Storage Capacity
4.27 MWh-t
Storage Description
Molten salt

Project Overview

Project Name: ASE Demo Plant
Location: Italy
Owner(s): Archimede Solar Energy
Technology: Parabolic Trough
Turbine Capacity (Gross):
0.35 MW
Status: Operational
Start Year: 2013

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