Helios II

This page provides information on Helios 2, 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

Puerto Lápice Ciudad Real
Spain

Lat/Long Location
39°
14'
24.00"
North
28'
12.00"
West
Land Area
260 hectares
Solar Resource
2217 kWh/m2/yr
Source of Solar Resource
Combination of meteo station and satellite methods
Electricity Generation
97,000 MWh/yr Expected/Planned
Break Ground Date
Start Production Date
Construction Job-Years
600
Annual O&M Jobs
40
PPA/Tariff Type
Real Decreto 661/2011
PPA/Tariff Rate
27 Euro cents per kWh
PPA/Tariff Period
25 years
Project Type
Commercial

Participants

Developer(s)
Helios II HYPERION Energy Investments, S.L.
EPC Contractor
Abener/Teyma
Generation Offtaker(s)
REE

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar-Field Aperture Area
300,000 m²
# of Solar Collector Assemblies (SCAs)
360
# of Loops
90
# of SCAs per Loop
4
SCA Length
150 m
# of Modules per SCA
12
SCA Manufacturer (Model)
Abengoa Solar (ASTRØ)
HCE Manufacturer
Schott
# of Heat Collector Elements (HCEs)
12,960
Heat-Transfer Fluid Type
Xceltherm®MK1
Solar-Field Inlet Temp
293ºC
Solar-Field Outlet Temp
393ºC
Solar-Field Temp Difference
100ºC
Heat Transfer Fluid Company
Radco Industries

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

Thermal Storage

Storage Type
None

Project Overview

Project Name: Helios II (Helios II)
Location: Spain
(Ciudad Real)
Location: Puerto Lápice (Ciudad Real)
Owner(s) (%): Caja Castilla La Mancha Corporación, S.A. (5%)
Fundo de Capital de Risco Energias Renováveis-Caixa Capital (5%)
HYPERION (10%)
Hypesol Energy Holding, S.L. (80%)
Technology: Parabolic Trough
Turbine Capacity (Net):
50 MW
Turbine Capacity (Gross):
50 MW
Status: Operational
Start Year: 2012

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