Casablanca

This page provides information on Casablanca, a concentrating solar power (CSP) project, with data organized by background, participants, and power plant configuration.
Status Date

Background

Technology
Parabolic Trough
Status
Operational
Location

Talarrubias Badajoz
Spain

Lat/Long Location
39°
14'
22.00"
North
18'
49.00"
West
Land Area
200 hectares
Electricity Generation
160,000 MWh/yr Estimated
Start Production Date
PPA/Tariff Type
Real Decreto 661/2007
PPA/Tariff Rate
27 Euro cents per kWh
PPA/Tariff Period
25 years
PPA/Tariff Information
Feed-in Tariff
Project Type
Commercial

Participants

Developer(s)
ACS - COBRA group
EPC Contractor
Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios
Generation Offtaker(s)
Endesa

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar-Field Aperture Area
510,120 m²
# of Solar Collector Assemblies (SCAs)
624
# of Loops
156
# of SCAs per Loop
4
SCA Aperture Area
817 m²
SCA Length
144 m
# of Modules per SCA
12
SCA Manufacturer (Model)
Sener (SENERtrough)
Mirror Manufacturer (Model)
Flabeg (RP3)
HCE Manufacturer (Model)
Solel (UVAC 2008)
# of Heat Collector Elements (HCEs)
22,464
HCE Type
Evacuated
HCE Length
4m
Solar-Field Inlet Temp
293ºC
Solar-Field Outlet Temp
393ºC
Heat Transfer Fluid Company
Diphenyl/Biphenyl oxide

Power Block

Turbine Capacity (Gross)
50 MW
Turbine Capacity (Net)
50 MW
Turbine Manufacturer
Siemens (Germany)
Output Type
Steam Rankine
Power Cycle Pressure
100 bar
Cooling Method
Wet cooling
Cooling Method Description
Cooling towers
Turbine Efficiency
38.10% @ full load (Percentage)

Thermal Storage

Storage Type
2-tank indirect
Storage Capacity
7.5 hours
Storage Description
60% Sodium Nitrate, 40% Potassium Nitrate.

Project Overview

Project Name: Casablanca
Location: Spain
(Badajoz)
Location: Talarrubias (Badajoz)
Owner(s) (%): ACS - COBRA group (100%)
Technology: Parabolic Trough
Turbine Capacity (Net):
50 MW
Turbine Capacity (Gross):
50 MW
Status: Operational
Start Year: 2013

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