eLLO Solar Thermal Project CSP Project

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

Project Overview

Power Station: eLLO Solar Thermal Project
Location: Llo
Occitanie France
Owners (%): eLLO
Technology Linear Fresnel
Solar Resource: 1930
Nominal Capacity: 9 MW
Status Operational
Start Year: 2019

Status Date

Status Date


Break Ground Date 2016
Expected Generation (GWh/year) 20.2
Lat/Long Location 42.469,2.063
Total Power Station Land Area (km²) 0.35


Developer eLLO (51% SUNCNIM - 49% Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations)
Operator SUNCNIM
Electricity Generation Offtaker EDF


PPA or Tariff Period (Years) 20
Policy Support Scheme French tender for solar energy

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar Field Aperture Area (m²) 153000
Mirror Width in Line (m) 14
# of Lines 27
Mirror Line Length (m) 340

Solar Field (Receiver)

Receiver Working Fluid Water
Receiver Working Fluid Category Water
Solar Field or Receiver Inlet Temperture (C) 190°C
Solar Field or Receiver Outlet Temperture (C) 285°C
Receiver Manufacturer SUNCIM

Power Block

Nominal Turbine or Power Cycle Capacity 9 MW
Power Cycle Pressure (Bar) 70
Cooling Type Dry

Thermal Energy Storage

Storage Type Other
Storage Capacity (Hours) 3
Storage Description Steam drum

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