Kimberlina Solar Thermal Power Plant CSP Project

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

Project Overview

Power Station: Kimberlina Solar Thermal Power Plant
Location: Bakersfield
California United States
Owners (%): Ausra
Technology Linear Fresnel
Nominal Capacity: 5 MW
Status Currently Non-Operational
Start Year: 2008

Status Date

Status Date


Break Ground Date 2008
Lat/Long Location 35.566,-119.194
Total Power Station Land Area (km²) 0.05


Developer Ausra
Operator Ausra
Electricity Generation Offtaker California ISO

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar Field Aperture Area (m²) 25988
Mirror Width in Line (m) 2
# of Lines 3
Mirror Line Length (m) 385
Collector/Heliostat Manufacturer Ausra

Power Block

Nominal Turbine or Power Cycle Capacity 5 MW
Power Cycle Steam Rankine
Power Cycle Pressure (Bar) 40

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