Borges Termosolar CSP Project

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

Project Overview

Power Station: Borges Termosolar
Location: Les Borges Blanques
Catalonia Spain
Owners (%): Abantia, Comsa
Technology Biomass-Hybrid, Trough
Solar Resource: 1878
Nominal Capacity: 22.5 MW
Status Operational
Start Year: 2012

Status Date

Status Date


Break Ground Date 2011
Expected Generation (GWh/year) 44.1
Lat/Long Location 41.529,0.8
Total Power Station Land Area (km²) 0.96


Developer Abantia
EPC Abantia & Comsa
Annual Operations Jobs 30


Total Construction Cost (2012) € 153.00 million
Total Cost USD (2020) $215.99 million
Specific Cost/kW USD (2020) $ 9599.4
LCOE USD/kWh (2020) $ 0.42
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) 183120
# of Solar Collector Assemblies (SCAs) 336
# of Loops 56
# of SCAs per Loop 6
# of Modules per SCA 8
SCA Aperture Area (m²) 545
SCA Length (m) 96
Collector/Heliostat Manufacturer Siemens
Collector/Heliostat Engineering or IP Owner Solel
Collector/Heliostat Model SunField 6

Solar Field (Receiver)

Receiver Working Fluid Thermal Oil
Receiver Working Fluid Category Thermal oil/organics
# of Heat Collector Elements (HCEs) 8064
Solar Field or Receiver Inlet Temperture (C) 293°C
Solar Field or Receiver Outlet Temperture (C) 393°C
Receiver Manufacturer Siemens
Receiver Model UVAC-2010

Power Block

Nominal Turbine or Power Cycle Capacity 22.5 MW
Turbine Manufacturer MAN Turbo
Power Cycle Steam Rankine
Turbine Efficiency Percent 37
Cooling Type Wet

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