Augustin Fresnel 1 CSP Project

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

Project Overview

Power Station: Augustin Fresnel 1
Location: Targassonne
Occitanie France
Owners (%): Solar Euromed
Technology Linear Fresnel
Solar Resource: 1800
Nominal Capacity: 0.3 MW
Status Operational
Start Year: 2012

Status Date

Status Date


Break Ground Date 2011
Lat/Long Location 42.501,1.972
Total Power Station Land Area (km²) 0.01


Developer Solar Euromed
EPC Solar Euromed
Operator Solar Euromed
Construction Job Years 10
Annual Operations Jobs 3


Concessional Funding or Other Support French Goverment Co-funding

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar Field Aperture Area (m²) 400
# of Lines 1
Mirror Line Length (m) 40
Mirror Manufacturer Solar Euromed

Solar Field (Receiver)

Receiver Working Fluid Water
Receiver Working Fluid Category Water
Solar Field or Receiver Outlet Temperture (C) 300°C
Receiver Manufacturer Solar Euromed
Receiver Model AF1

Power Block

Nominal Turbine or Power Cycle Capacity 0.3 MW
Power Cycle Steam Rankine
Power Cycle Pressure (Bar) 100
Cooling Type Dry

Thermal Energy Storage

Storage Type Other
Storage Capacity (Hours) 0.25
Storage Description Ruths tank

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