CSNP Urat - 100MW Trough CSP Project

This page provides information on CSNP Urat - 100MW Trough CSP project, a concentrating solar power (CSP) project, with data organized by background, participants, and power plant configuration.

Project Overview

Power Station: CSNP Urat - 100MW Trough
Location: Urat Middle Banner
Inner Mongolia China
Owners (%): Inner Mongolia RoyalTech New Energy Co., Ltd. (JV Royaltech and China Nuclear (Nanjing) Energy Development Co., Ltd)
Technology Parabolic Trough
Solar Resource: 2170
Nominal Capacity: 100 MW
Status Operational
Start Year: 2020

Status Date

Status Date


Break Ground Date 2017
Expected Generation (GWh/year) 350
Lat/Long Location 41.507, 108.588
Total Power Station Land Area (km²) 4.7


Developer RoyalTech
EPC China Shipbuilding New Power (CSNP)
Electricity Generation Offtaker Inner Mongolia Power company


Total Construction Cost (2017) 2800.00 million
Total Cost USD (2020) $421.98 million
Specific Cost/kW USD (2020) $ 4219.8
LCOE USD/kWh (2020) $ 0.1
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 RMB/kWh 1.15
Remuneration Start Year 2017
Remuneration USD/kWh Deflated (2020) 0.17
PPA or Tariff Period (Years) 20
Support Scheme Type FIT
Policy Support Scheme Chinese Demonstration Program 1st Batch

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar Field Aperture Area (m²) 1150000
# of Loops 352
# of Modules per SCA 12
SCA Length (m) 150
Collector/Heliostat Manufacturer Royal Tech CSP
Collector/Heliostat Engineering or IP Owner SBP
Collector/Heliostat Model ET-150
Mirror Manufacturer Riohuan (JV of Rioglass & Zhonghuan); Sundhy (Chengdu) Solar Power Co., Ltd

Solar Field (Receiver)

Receiver Working Fluid Thermal oil
Receiver Working Fluid Category Thermal oil/organics
Working Fluid Manufacturer Jiangsu Zhongneng; China shipbuilding corporation
Receiver Manufacturer RoyalTech

Power Block

Nominal Turbine or Power Cycle Capacity 100 MW
Turbine Manufacturer Siemens
Power Cycle Steam Rankine
Steam Generator System Manufacturer Wuxi Chemical
Cooling Type Dry

Thermal Energy Storage

Storage Type 2-tank indirect
Storage Capacity (Hours) 10
Storage Description Molten Salt
TES Engineering Company Shanghai Lanbin Petrochemical Equipment (LANPEC Technologies Limited), East China Engineering Science and Technology Co., Ltd. (ECEC), China

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