ISCC Ain Beni Mathar CSP Project

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

Project Overview

Power Station: ISCC Ain Beni Mathar
Location: Ain Beni Mathar
Ain Beni Mathar
Oriental Morocco
Owners (%): Abengoa, ONE
Technology ISCC, Trough
Solar Resource: 2072
Nominal Capacity: 20 MW
Status Operational
Start Year: 2011

Status Date

Status Date


Break Ground Date 2008
Expected Generation (GWh/year) 55
Lat/Long Location 34.064,-2.1


Developer Abengoa
EPC Abener
Operator Abengoa Solar / ONE
Electricity Generation Offtaker ONE (Office National de l'Electricite)


Remuneration USD/kWh 0.24
Remuneration Start Year 2011
Remuneration USD/kWh Deflated (2020) 0.27
PPA or Tariff Period (Years) 25
Support Scheme Type PPA
Concessional Funding or Other Support Global Environment Facility (GEF; World Bank) $43 million; AfDB €136 million in 2005 & €151.14 million in 2008; ONEE received loan from Spanish Institute de Credito Oficial (ICO) €100 million in 2009

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar Field Aperture Area (m²) 183120
# of Solar Collector Assemblies (SCAs) 224
# of Loops 56
# of SCAs per Loop 4
SCA Length (m) 150
Collector/Heliostat Manufacturer Abengoa
Collector/Heliostat Engineering or IP Owner Abengoa
Collector/Heliostat Model Astro (ET-150)
Mirror Manufacturer Rioglass

Solar Field (Receiver)

Receiver Working Fluid Biphenyl/Diphenyl oxide: Therminol VP-1
Receiver Working Fluid Category Thermal oil/organics
Working Fluid Manufacturer Eastman/Solutia
# of Heat Collector Elements (HCEs) 8064
Solar Field or Receiver Outlet Temperture (C) 393°C
Receiver Manufacturer Schott
Receiver Model PTR 70

Power Block

Nominal Turbine or Power Cycle Capacity 20 MW
Power Cycle Steam Rankine
Cooling Type Wet

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