Jemalong Solar Thermal Station

This page provides information on Jemalong Solar Thermal 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

Jemalong NSW
Australia

Lat/Long Location
33°
24'
0.00"
South
148°
6'
0.00"
East
Land Area
10 hectares
Electricity Generation
2,200 MWh/yr
Break Ground Date
Start Production Date
Cost (approx)
21 AU$ million
Project Type
Pilot project
Incentives
AU$8.89 million from ARENA

Participants

Developer(s)
Vast Solar
Operator(s)
Vast Solar
Generation Offtaker(s)
Essential Energy

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Receiver Manufacturer
Vast Solar
Heat-Transfer Fluid Type
Liquid sodium
Heliostat Solar-Field Aperture Area
15,000 m²
# of Heliostats
3,500
Heliostat Manufacturer
Vast Solar
Heliostat Description
Standard Azi/Ele
Tower Height
30 m
Receiver Inlet Temperature
270 C
Receiver Outlet Temperature
560 C

Power Block

Turbine Capacity (Gross)
1.1 MW
Output Type
Steam Rankine
Cooling Method
Dry Cooling
Cooling Method Description
MACCSOL Air Cooled Condenser
Fossil Backup Type
None

Thermal Storage

Storage Type
2-tank direct
Storage Capacity
3 hours
Storage Description
Liquid sodium

Project Overview

Project Name: Jemalong Solar Thermal Station
Location: Australia
(NSW)
Location: Jemalong (NSW)
Owner(s): Vast Solar
Technology: Power Tower
Turbine Capacity (Gross):
1.1 MW
Status: Operational
Start Year: 2017

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