Arenales CSP Project

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

Project Overview

Power Station: Arenales
Location: Morón de la Frontera
Sevilla
Andalusia
Spain
Owners (%): RREF, OHL
Technology Parabolic Trough
Solar Resource: 2064
Nominal Capacity: 50 MW
Status Operational
Start Year: 2013

Status Date

Status Date December 02, 2021

Background

Break Ground Date 2011
Expected Generation (GWh/year) 166
Lat/Long Location 37.162,-5.548
Total Power Station Land Area 2.2

Participants

Developer Solar millennium, OHL, Deutsche Bank
Germany
EPC Ecolair España
Spain
Operator OHL

Costs

Total Construction Cost (2013) 313.50 million
Total Cost USD (2020) $450.01 million
Specific Cost/kW USD (2020) $ 9000.3
LCOE USD/kWh (2020) $ 0.23
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 2013
Remuneration USD/kWh Deflated (2020) 0.39
PPA or Tariff Period (Years) 25
Support Scheme Type FIT
Policy Support Scheme Real Decreto 661/2007

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar Field Aperture Area (m²) 510120
# of Solar Collector Assemblies (SCAs) 936
# of Loops 156
# of SCAs per Loop 6
SCA Aperture Area (m²) 545
SCA Length (m) 96
Collector/Heliostat Manufacturer Siemens
Germany
Collector/Heliostat Engineering or IP Owner Solel
Israel
Collector/Heliostat Model SunField 6

Solar Field (Receiver)

Receiver Working Fluid Biphenyl/Diphenyl oxide: Diphyl
Receiver Working Fluid Category Thermal oil/organics
Working Fluid Manufacturer Lanxess
# of Heat Collector Elements (HCEs) 22464
Solar Field or Receiver Inlet Temperture (C) 293°C
Solar Field or Receiver Outlet Temperture (C) 393°C
Receiver Manufacturer Siemens
Germany
Receiver Model UVAC-2010

Power Block

Nominal Turbine or Power Cycle Capacity 50 MW
Turbine Manufacturer GE
USA
Power Cycle Steam Rankine
Cooling Type Wet

Thermal Energy Storage

Storage Type 2-tank indirect
Storage Capacity (Hours) 7
Storage Description Molten salts; 60% Sodium Nitrate, 40% Potassium Nitrate.