Aste 1B CSP Project

This page provides information on Aste 1B CSP project, a concentrating solar power (CSP) project, with data organized by background, participants, and power plant configuration.

Project Overview

Power Station: Aste 1B
Location: Alcázar de San Juan
Ciudad Real
Castilla-La Mancha
Spain
Owners (%): Elcnor, Aries, ABM Amro
Technology Parabolic Trough
Solar Resource: 2104
Nominal Capacity: 50 MW
Status Operational
Start Year: 2012

Status Date

Status Date July 07, 2021

Background

Break Ground Date 2011
Expected Generation (GWh/year) 170
Lat/Long Location 39.173,-3.267
Total Power Station Land Area (km²) 1.7

Participants

Developer Elecnor, Aries
Spain
EPC Elecnor
Spain
Construction Job Years 500
Annual Operations Jobs 50

Costs

Total Construction Cost (2012) € 237.50 million
Total Cost USD (2020) $335.27 million
Specific Cost/kW USD (2020) $ 6705.4
LCOE USD/kWh (2020) $ 0.17
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 2012
Remuneration USD/kWh Deflated (2020) 0.38
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) 480
# of Loops 120
# of SCAs per Loop 4
# of Modules per SCA 12
SCA Length (m) 150
Collector/Heliostat Manufacturer Sener
Spain
Collector/Heliostat Engineering or IP Owner Sener
Spain
Collector/Heliostat Model SenerTrough
Mirror Manufacturer Flabeg
Germany
Mirror Model RP3

Solar Field (Receiver)

Receiver Working Fluid Biphenyl/Diphenyl oxide: Dowtherm A
Receiver Working Fluid Category Thermal oil/organics
Working Fluid Manufacturer Dow
# of Heat Collector Elements (HCEs) 17280
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
Power Cycle Steam Rankine
Power Cycle Pressure (Bar) 100
Cooling Type Wet

Thermal Energy Storage

Storage Type 2-tank indirect
Storage Capacity (Hours) 8
Storage Description 60% Sodium Nitrate, 40% Potassium Nitrate. 1,010 MWht