Lebrija 1 CSP Project

This page provides information on Lebrija 1 CSP project, a concentrating solar power (CSP) project, with data organized by background, participants, and power plant configuration.

Project Overview

Power Station: Lebrija 1
Location: Lebrija
Andalusia Spain
Owners (%): Solel 50%, Valoriza 50%
Technology Parabolic Trough
Solar Resource: 2065
Nominal Capacity: 50 MW
Status Operational
Start Year: 2011

Status Date

Status Date


Break Ground Date 2008
Expected Generation (GWh/year) 120
Lat/Long Location 37.003,-6.048
Total Power Station Land Area (km²) 1.88


Developer Solucia
EPC Soleval Renovables
Operator Soleval Renovables, S.L.
Construction Job Years 500


Total Construction Cost (2011) € 303.00 million
Total Cost USD (2020) $471.87 million
Specific Cost/kW USD (2020) $ 9437.4
LCOE USD/kWh (2020) $ 0.34
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 2011
Remuneration USD/kWh Deflated (2020) 0.42
PPA or Tariff Period (Years) 25
Support Scheme Type FIT

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar Field Aperture Area (m²) 412020
# of Solar Collector Assemblies (SCAs) 756
SCA Aperture Area (m²) 545
SCA Length (m) 95
Collector/Heliostat Engineering or IP Owner Solel
Collector/Heliostat Model SunField 6
Mirror Manufacturer Guardian
Mirror Model EcoGuard Solar Boost

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) 18144
Solar Field or Receiver Outlet Temperture (C) 395°C
Receiver Manufacturer Solel
Receiver Model UVAC-2010

Power Block

Nominal Turbine or Power Cycle Capacity 50 MW
Turbine Manufacturer Siemens
Turbine Model SST-700
Power Cycle Steam Rankine
Power Cycle Pressure (Bar) 100
Turbine Efficiency Percent 38.7
Cooling Type Wet

The project data on these pages and in the downloadable CSV file is copyright (©) Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) and others 2022; data by Lilliestam@IASS, Thonig@IASS, Zang@CAS, Gilmanova@CAS and others. The data is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.”