NOOR I

This page provides information on Ouarzazate (Phase I), 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

Ouarzazate
Morocco

Lat/Long Location
30°
59'
40.00"
North
51'
48.00"
West
Solar Resource
2635 kWh/m2/yr
Source of Solar Resource
Measured on site
Break Ground Date
Start Production Date
Cost (approx)
1,042 € million
PPA/Tariff Date
PPA/Tariff Rate
1.62 Dirhams per kWh
PPA/Tariff Period
25 years
PPA/Tariff Information
US$ cents 18.9 per kWh
Project Type
Commercial

Participants

Developer(s)
ACWA Power, Aries and TSK
EPC Contractor
Acciona, Sener and TSK
Generation Offtaker(s)
ONE and MASEN

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

SCA Manufacturer (Model)
Sener (SenerTrough)
Mirror Manufacturer (Model)
FE GmbH (formerly Flabeg GmbH, Germany) (Rp3, annealed)
Heat-Transfer Fluid Type
Dowtherm A
Solar-Field Inlet Temp
293ºC
Solar-Field Outlet Temp
393ºC
Heat Transfer Fluid Company
DOW

Power Block

Turbine Capacity (Gross)
160 MW
Turbine Capacity (Net)
146 MW
Output Type
Steam Rankine
Cooling Method
Wet cooling
Fossil Backup Type
LFO Boiler System

Thermal Storage

Storage Type
2-tank indirect
Storage Capacity
3 hours
Storage Description
Molten Salt

Project Overview

Project Name: NOOR I
Location: Morocco
Owner(s): ACWA Power Ouarzazate
Technology: Parabolic Trough
Turbine Capacity (Net):
146 MW
Turbine Capacity (Gross):
160 MW
Status: Operational
Start Year: 2015

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