Andasol 3 CSP Project

This page provides information on Andasol 3 CSP project, a concentrating solar power (CSP) project, with data organized by background, participants, and power plant configuration.

Project Overview

Power Station: Andasol 3
Location: Aldeire y La Calahorra
Andalusia Spain
Owners (%): Ferrostaal, Solar Millennium, RWE
Technology Parabolic Trough
Solar Resource: 2260
Nominal Capacity: 50 MW
Status Operational
Start Year: 2011

Status Date

Status Date


Break Ground Date 2008
Expected Generation (GWh/year) 175
Lat/Long Location 37.229,-3.069
Total Power Station Land Area (km²) 2


Developer Solar Millennium (Ferrostaal)
EPC MAN Solar Millennium; Duro Felguera
Germany; Spain


Total Construction Cost (2011) € 315.00 million
Total Cost USD (2020) $490.56 million
Specific Cost/kW USD (2020) $ 9811.2
LCOE USD/kWh (2020) $ 0.24
Levelised cost of electricity with 5% weighted average cost of capital and a 25 year payback period, capacity dependent O&M (1.5% of investment cost per year), deflated from Year_operational using the Worldbank's GDP deflator; if station under development or construction then not deflated (assumed cost year 2020)
Remuneration EUR/kWh 0.27
Remuneration Start Year 2011
Remuneration USD/kWh Deflated (2020) 0.42
PPA or Tariff Period (Years) 25
Support Scheme Type FIT

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar Field Aperture Area (m²) 510120
# of Solar Collector Assemblies (SCAs) 624
# of Loops 156
# of SCAs per Loop 4
# of Modules per SCA 12
SCA Aperture Area (m²) 817
SCA Length (m) 150
Collector/Heliostat Manufacturer Flagsol
Collector/Heliostat Engineering or IP Owner SBP, Solar Milenium
Collector/Heliostat Model SKAL ET-150
Mirror Manufacturer Rioglass

Solar Field (Receiver)

Receiver Working Fluid Thermal Oil
Receiver Working Fluid Category Thermal oil/organics
Solar Field or Receiver Inlet Temperture (C) 293°C
Solar Field or Receiver Outlet Temperture (C) 393°C
Receiver Manufacturer Schott

Power Block

Nominal Turbine or Power Cycle Capacity 50 MW
Turbine Manufacturer MAN Turbo
Power Cycle Steam Rankine
Power Cycle Pressure (Bar) 100
Cooling Type Wet

Thermal Energy Storage

Storage Type 2-tank indirect
Storage Capacity (Hours) 7.5
Storage Description Molten salts

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