Lake Cargelligo

The Project uses concentrated solar power focused into a graphite Solar Storage Receiver, set out in a multi tower solar array. The Project consists of eight SSR’s each mounted on its own tower. This graphite receiver acts as receiver, boiler and storage system.
Status Date

Background

Technology
Power Tower
Status
Currently Non-Operational
Location

Lake Cargelligo New South Wales
Australia

Lat/Long Location
33°
18'
42.00"
South
146°
24'
35.00"
East
Start Production Date
Project Type
Demonstration
Incentives
AUD 5$ million grant as a part of AEST Program

Participants

Developer(s)
Lloyd Energy Systems Pty Ltd
EPC Contractor
Comet Windmills
Operator(s)
Graphite Energy
Generation Offtaker(s)
Australian National Energy Market

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Receiver Manufacturer
Lloyd Energy Systems Pty Ltd
Heat-Transfer Fluid Type
Water/Steam
Heliostat Solar-Field Aperture Area
6,080 m²
# of Heliostats
620
Heliostat Aperture Area
9.8 m²
Receiver Type
Graphite solar storage receiver
Receiver Inlet Temperature
200 C
Receiver Outlet Temperature
500 C

Power Block

Turbine Capacity (Gross)
3 MW
Turbine Capacity (Net)
3 MW
Output Type
Steam Rankine
Power Cycle Pressure
50 bar

Thermal Storage

Storage Type
Other
Storage Description
Core graphite thermal storage technology

Project Overview

Project Name: Lake Cargelligo
Location: Australia
(New South Wales)
Location: Lake Cargelligo (New South Wales)
Owner(s) (%): Graphite Energy (100%)
Technology: Power Tower
Turbine Capacity (Net):
3 MW
Turbine Capacity (Gross):
3 MW
Status: Currently Non-Operational
Start Year: 2011

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