La Florida CSP Project

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

Project Overview

Power Station: La Florida
Location: Badajoz
Extremadura Spain
Owners (%): Renovables SAMCA
Technology Parabolic Trough
Solar Resource: 2086
Nominal Capacity: 50 MW
Status Operational
Start Year: 2010

Status Date

Status Date


Break Ground Date 2008
Expected Generation (GWh/year) 175
Lat/Long Location 38.817,-6.829
Total Power Station Land Area (km²) 2


Developer Renovables SAMCA
EPC Renovables SAMCA
Operator Renovables SAMCA
Construction Job Years 950
Annual Operations Jobs 45


Total Construction Cost (2010) € 319.00 million
Total Cost USD (2020) $483.27 million
Specific Cost/kW USD (2020) $ 9665.3
LCOE USD/kWh (2020) $ 0.24
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 2010
Remuneration USD/kWh Deflated (2020) 0.41
PPA or Tariff Period (Years) 25
Support Scheme Type FIT

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar Field Aperture Area (m²) 552750
# of Solar Collector Assemblies (SCAs) 672
# of Loops 168
# of SCAs per Loop 4
# of Modules per SCA 12
SCA Aperture Area (m²) 822
SCA Length (m) 150
Collector/Heliostat Manufacturer Ingemetal
Collector/Heliostat Engineering or IP Owner SAMCA
Collector/Heliostat Model SAMCA-Trough
Mirror Manufacturer Rioglass

Solar Field (Receiver)

Receiver Working Fluid Biphenyl/Diphenyl oxide
Receiver Working Fluid Category Thermal oil/organics
Working Fluid Manufacturer Dow
# of Heat Collector Elements (HCEs) 24192
Solar Field or Receiver Inlet Temperture (C) 298°C
Solar Field or Receiver Outlet Temperture (C) 393°C
Receiver Manufacturer Schott

Power Block

Nominal Turbine or Power Cycle Capacity 50 MW
Turbine Manufacturer Siemens
Turbine Model SST 800
Power Cycle Steam Rankine
Power Cycle Pressure (Bar) 100
Turbine Efficiency Percent 38.1
Cooling Type Wet

Thermal Energy Storage

Storage Type 2-tank indirect
Storage Capacity (Hours) 7.5
Storage Description 29,000 tons of molten salt. 60% sodium nitrate, 40% potassium nitrate.

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