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 December 02, 2021

Background

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

Participants

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

Costs

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
Switzerland

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
Italy
Power Cycle Organic Rankine

Thermal Energy Storage

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