Martin Next Generation Solar Energy Center

The Martin Next Generation Solar Energy Center is the second largest solar facility in the world and the largest solar plant of any kind outside of California. The facility is the first hybrid facility in the world to connect a solar facility to an existing combined-cycle power plant, providing 75 megawatts of solar thermal capacity in an innovative way that directly displaces fossil fuel usage. The project consists of up to about 200,000 mirrors over about 500 acres at the existing FPL Martin Plant site.
Status Date

Background

Technology
Parabolic Trough
Status
Operational
Location

Indiantown, FL
United States

County
Martin
Region
South Florida
Lat/Long Location
27°
3'
13.00"
North
80°
33'
46.00"
West
Land Area
500 acres
Electricity Generation
155,000 MWh/yr Estimated
Key References
Break Ground Date
Start Production Date
Cost (approx)
476,300,000 USD
Cost Info Source
FPSC filing

Participants

Developer(s)
Florida Power & Light Co.
EPC Contractor
Lauren Engineers & Constructors
Operator(s)
Florida Power & Light Co.
Generation Offtaker(s)
Florida Power & Light Co.

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar-Field Aperture Area
464,908 m²
# of Solar Collector Assemblies (SCAs)
1136
# of Loops
142
# of SCAs per Loop
8
SCA Length
72 m
# of Modules per SCA
6
SCA Manufacturer (Model)
Gossamer Space Frames (LAT 1)
HCE Manufacturer (Model)
Solel (UVAC 2008)
HCE Length
4m
Heat-Transfer Fluid Type
Dowtherm A

Power Block

Turbine Capacity (Gross)
75 MW
Turbine Capacity (Net)
75 MW
Output Type
Steam Rankine
Cooling Method
Wet cooling

Thermal Storage

Storage Type
None

Project Overview

Project Name: Martin Next Generation Solar Energy Center (MNGSEC)
Location: United States
(FL)
Location: Indiantown (FL)
Owner(s) (%): Florida Power & Light Co. (100%)
Technology: Parabolic Trough
Turbine Capacity (Net):
75 MW
Turbine Capacity (Gross):
75 MW
Status: Operational
Start Year: 2010

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