Helios I CSP Project

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

Project Overview

Power Station: Helios I
Location: Puerto Lápice
Ciudad Real
Castilla-La Mancha
Spain
Owners (%): Hypesol Energy Holding, Hyperion, others
Technology Parabolic Trough
Solar Resource: 2092
Nominal Capacity: 50 MW
Status Operational
Start Year: 2012

Status Date

Status Date December 03, 2021

Background

Break Ground Date 2010
Expected Generation (GWh/year) 97
Lat/Long Location 39.24,-3.47
Total Power Station Land Area 2.6

Participants

Developer Hyperion
Spain
EPC Abener, Teyma
Spain
Electricity Generation Offtaker REE
Construction Job Years 600

Costs

Total Construction Cost (2012) 215.00 million
Total Cost USD (2020) $303.51 million
Specific Cost/kW USD (2020) $ 6070.2
LCOE USD/kWh (2020) $ 0.27
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 661/2010
Concessional Funding or Other Support EIB €30.6 million

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar Field Aperture Area (m²) 300000
# of Solar Collector Assemblies (SCAs) 360
# of Loops 90
# of SCAs per Loop 4
# of Modules per SCA 12
SCA Length (m) 150
Collector/Heliostat Manufacturer Abengoa
Spain
Collector/Heliostat Engineering or IP Owner Abengoa
Spain
Collector/Heliostat Model Astro (ET-150)

Solar Field (Receiver)

Receiver Working Fluid Thermal Oil
Receiver Working Fluid Category Thermal oil/organics
# of Heat Collector Elements (HCEs) 12960
Solar Field or Receiver Outlet Temperture (C) 393°C
Receiver Manufacturer Schott
Germany

Power Block

Nominal Turbine or Power Cycle Capacity 50 MW
Turbine Manufacturer Siemens
Germany
Power Cycle Steam Rankine
Power Cycle Pressure (Bar) 100
Cooling Type Wet