Airlight Energy Ait-Baha Pilot Plant CSP Project

This page provides information on Airlight Energy Ait-Baha Pilot Plant CSP project, a concentrating solar power (CSP) project, with data organized by background, participants, and power plant configuration.

Project Overview

Power Station: Airlight Energy Ait-Baha Pilot Plant
Location: Ait Baha
Souss-Massa Morocco
Owners (%): Cimar, Italcementi Group
Technology Parabolic Trough
Solar Resource: 2200
Nominal Capacity: 3 MW
Status Operational
Start Year: 2014

Status Date

Status Date


Break Ground Date 2012
Expected Generation (GWh/year) 2.39
Lat/Long Location 30.218,-9.149
Total Power Station Land Area (km²) 0.24


Developer Airlight Energy
Operator Cimar, Italcementi Group
Electricity Generation Offtaker Cimar, Italcementi Group

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar Field Aperture Area (m²) 6159
# of Solar Collector Assemblies (SCAs) 3
# of Loops 1
# of SCAs per Loop 3
# of Modules per SCA 12
SCA Aperture Area (m²) 2053
SCA Length (m) 215
Mirror Manufacturer Airlight Energy

Solar Field (Receiver)

Receiver Working Fluid Air
Receiver Working Fluid Category Air
# of Heat Collector Elements (HCEs) 108
Solar Field or Receiver Inlet Temperture (C) 270°C
Solar Field or Receiver Outlet Temperture (C) 570°C
Receiver Manufacturer Ailight Energy

Power Block

Nominal Turbine or Power Cycle Capacity 3 MW
Turbine Manufacturer Turboden
Power Cycle Organic Rankine

Thermal Energy Storage

Storage Type Other
Storage Capacity (Hours) 5
Storage Description Packed-bed of rocks

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