Dahan Power Plant

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

Background

Technology
Power Tower
Status
Operational
Location

Beijing
China

County
Yanqing County
Lat/Long Location
40°
22'
55.00"
North
115°
56'
15.00"
East
Land Area
13 acres
Solar Resource
1290 kWh/m2/yr
Electricity Generation
1,950 MWh/yr
Break Ground Date
Start Production Date
Cost (approx)
32 million CNY
Project Type
Demonstration and experimental platform

Participants

Developer(s)
Institute of Electrical Engineering of Chinese Academy of Sciences
Operator(s)
Institute of Electrical Engineering of Chinese Academy of Sciences

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Receiver Manufacturer
Xi’an Jiaotong University
Heat-Transfer Fluid Type
Water/Steam
Heliostat Solar-Field Aperture Area
10,000 m²
# of Heliostats
100
Heliostat Aperture Area
100 m²
Heliostat Manufacturer
Himin Solar
Heliostat Description
64 facets, each facet 1.25x1.25 m2
Tower Height
118 m
Receiver Type
Cavity Receiver (5x5 m)
Receiver Inlet Temperature
104 C
Receiver Outlet Temperature
400 C

Power Block

Turbine Capacity (Gross)
1 MW
Turbine Capacity (Net)
1 MW
Turbine Manufacturer
Hangzhou Steam Turbine Company
Output Type
Steam Rankine
Cooling Method
Wet cooling
Gross Annual Solar-to-Electricity Efficiency (Percentage)
14%
Fossil Backup Type
Oil-fired boiler

Thermal Storage

Storage Type
Other
Storage Capacity
1 hour
Storage Description
Two stages: saturated steam/oil

Project Overview

Project Name: Dahan Power Plant
Location: China
Owner(s) (%): Institute of Electrical Engineering of Chinese Academy of Sciences (100%)
Technology: Power Tower
Turbine Capacity (Net):
1 MW
Turbine Capacity (Gross):
1 MW
Status: Operational
Start Year: 2012

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