ASE Demo Plant CSP Project

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

Project Overview

Power Station: ASE Demo Plant
Location: Massa Martana
Umbria Italy
Owners (%): Archimede Solar Energy
Technology Parabolic Trough
Solar Resource: 1527
Nominal Capacity: 0.4 MW
Status Operational
Start Year: 2013

Status Date

Status Date


Expected Generation (GWh/year) 0.28
Lat/Long Location 42.73,12.529
Total Power Station Land Area (km²) 0.03


Developer Archimede Solar Energy
EPC Chiyoda Corporation

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar Field Aperture Area (m²) 3398
# of Solar Collector Assemblies (SCAs) 6
# of Loops 1

Solar Field (Receiver)

Receiver Working Fluid Molten salt
Receiver Working Fluid Category Salt
Solar Field or Receiver Inlet Temperture (C) 290°C
Solar Field or Receiver Outlet Temperture (C) 550°C

Power Block

Nominal Turbine or Power Cycle Capacity 0.4 MW
Turbine Manufacturer Siemens
Power Cycle Steam Rankine
Turbine Efficiency Percent 15.6

Thermal Energy Storage

Storage Type 2-tank direct
Storage Capacity (Hours) 4.27
Storage Description Molten salt

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