Megha Solar Plant

This page provides information on Megha Solar Plant, 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

Anantapur
Andhra Pradesh
India

Lat/Long Location
14°
56'
58.00"
North
77°
41'
16.00"
East
Land Area
242 hectares
Electricity Generation
110,000 MWh/yr Expected/Planned
Break Ground Date
Start Production Date
Cost (approx)
848 Rs Crore
PPA/Tariff Rate
11.31 Rs per kWh
PPA/Tariff Period
25 years
Project Type
Commercial

Participants

Developer(s)
Megha Engineering and Infrastructure
EPC Contractor
MEIL Green Power
Generation Offtaker(s)
NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Ltd.

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar-Field Aperture Area
366,240 m²
# of Solar Collector Assemblies (SCAs)
448
# of Loops
112
# of SCAs per Loop
4
SCA Aperture Area
817 m²
SCA Length
150 m
# of Modules per SCA
12
SCA Manufacturer (Model)
Albiasa (AT-150)
HCE Manufacturer (Model)
Siemens (UVAC 2010)
# of Heat Collector Elements (HCEs)
16,128
HCE Type
Evacuated
HCE Length
4m
Heat-Transfer Fluid Type
Xceltherm®MK1
Solar-Field Inlet Temp
293ºC
Solar-Field Outlet Temp
393ºC
Heat Transfer Fluid Company
Radco Industries

Power Block

Turbine Capacity (Gross)
50 MW
Turbine Capacity (Net)
50 MW
Turbine Manufacturer
GE
Output Type
Steam Rankine
Cooling Method Description
Cooling Towers

Thermal Storage

Storage Type
None

Project Overview

Project Name: Megha Solar Plant
Location: India
(Andhra Pradesh)
Location: Anantapur (Andhra Pradesh)
Owner(s) (%): Megha Engineering and Infrastructure (100%)
Technology: Parabolic Trough
Turbine Capacity (Net):
50 MW
Turbine Capacity (Gross):
50 MW
Status: Operational
Start Year: 2014

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