LuNeng Haixi - 50MW Tower CSP Project

This page provides information on LuNeng Haixi - 50MW Tower CSP project, a concentrating solar power (CSP) project, with data organized by background, participants, and power plant configuration.

Project Overview

Power Station: LuNeng Haixi - 50MW Tower
Location: Golmud
Qinghai China
Owners (%): Luneng Group (State Grid)
Technology Power Tower
Solar Resource: 1945
Nominal Capacity: 50 MW
Status Operational
Start Year: 2019

Status Date

Status Date


Break Ground Date 2017
Expected Generation (GWh/year) 160
Lat/Long Location 36.397,95.227
Total Power Station Land Area (km²) 4.3


Developer Luneng Qinghai Guangheng New Energy (Luneng Group of State Grid)
Electricity Generation Offtaker Qinghai State Grid Electric Power


Total Construction Cost (2019) 1100.00 million
Total Cost USD (2020) $165.78 million
Specific Cost/kW USD (2020) $ 3315.5
LCOE USD/kWh (2020) $ 0.09
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)
PPA or Tariff Period (Years) 20
Policy Support Scheme First batch of complementary multi-energy demonstration projects

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar Field Aperture Area (m²) 610000
# of Heliostats (or dishes for dish systems) 4400
Heliostat Aperture Area (m²) (or dish aperature for dish systems) 138
Collector/Heliostat Manufacturer Abengoa
Collector/Heliostat Engineering or IP Owner Abengoa
Collector/Heliostat Model ASUP 140
Mirror Manufacturer Damin Glass

Solar Field (Receiver)

Receiver Working Fluid Molten Salt
Receiver Working Fluid Category Salt
Working Fluid Manufacturer Qinghai Lianda Chemical Company
Tower Height (m) 188
Receiver Manufacturer Cockerill
Receiver Model External - cylindrical

Power Block

Nominal Turbine or Power Cycle Capacity 50 MW
Turbine Manufacturer Siemens
Power Cycle Steam Rankine

Thermal Energy Storage

Storage Type 2-tank direct
Storage Capacity (Hours) 12
Storage Description Molten Salt
TES Engineering Company Empyro

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