Genesis Solar Energy Project CSP Project

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

Project Overview

Power Station: Genesis Solar Energy Project
Location: Blythe

United States
Owners (%): Genesis Solar
Technology Parabolic Trough
Solar Resource: 2676
Nominal Capacity: 250 MW
Status Operational
Start Year: 2014

Status Date

Status Date December 03, 2021


Break Ground Date 2010
Expected Generation (GWh/year) 580
Lat/Long Location 33.667,-114.983
Total Power Station Land Area 7.9


Developer NextEra, Genesis Solar
EPC Blattner Energy
Operator Genesis Solar, LLC
Electricity Generation Offtaker Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)
Construction Job Years 1085


Total Construction Cost (2014) 1215.50 million
Total Cost USD (2020) $1292.79 million
Specific Cost/kW USD (2020) $ 5171.2
LCOE USD/kWh (2020) $ 0.19
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 USD/kWh 0.16
Remuneration Start Year 2014
Remuneration USD/kWh Deflated (2020) 0.17
PPA or Tariff Period (Years) 25
Support Scheme Type PPA
Concessional Funding or Other Support Federal Loan Guarantee $852 million, 30% investment tax credit

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar Field Aperture Area (m²) 1928320
# of Solar Collector Assemblies (SCAs) 1840
# of Loops 460
# of SCAs per Loop 4
Collector/Heliostat Manufacturer Sener
Collector/Heliostat Engineering or IP Owner Sener
Collector/Heliostat Model SenerTrough
Mirror Manufacturer Flabeg
Mirror Model RP3

Solar Field (Receiver)

Receiver Working Fluid Biphenyl/Diphenyl oxide: Therminol VP-1
Receiver Working Fluid Category Thermal oil/organics
Working Fluid Manufacturer Eastman/Solutia
Solar Field or Receiver Outlet Temperture (C) 393°C
Receiver Manufacturer ARB Inc

Power Block

Nominal Turbine or Power Cycle Capacity 250 MW
Power Cycle Steam Rankine
Cooling Type Dry