Manchasol 2 CSP Project

This page provides information on Manchasol 2 CSP project, a concentrating solar power (CSP) project, with data organized by background, participants, and power plant configuration.

Project Overview

Power Station: Manchasol 2
Location: Alcázar de San Juan
Ciudad Real
Castilla-La Mancha
Spain
Owners (%): ACS/Cobra
Technology Parabolic Trough
Solar Resource: 2107
Nominal Capacity: 50 MW
Status Operational
Start Year: 2011

Status Date

Status Date July 07, 2021

Background

Break Ground Date 2009
Expected Generation (GWh/year) 159
Lat/Long Location 39.182,-3.314
Total Power Station Land Area (km²) 2

Participants

Developer Cobra
Spain
EPC Cobra
Spain
Operator Cobra O&M
Electricity Generation Offtaker Unión Fenosa
Construction Job Years 600
Annual Operations Jobs 40

Costs

Total Construction Cost (2011) € 300.00 million
Total Cost USD (2020) $467.2 million
Specific Cost/kW USD (2020) $ 9344
LCOE USD/kWh (2020) $ 0.25
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
Concessional Funding or Other Support EIB €58 million; KfW 45 million Euro loan

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar Field Aperture Area (m²) 510120
# of Solar Collector Assemblies (SCAs) 624
# of Loops 156
# of SCAs per Loop 4
# of Modules per SCA 12
SCA Aperture Area (m²) 817
SCA Length (m) 144
Collector/Heliostat Manufacturer Cobra
Spain
Collector/Heliostat Engineering or IP Owner Sener
Spain
Collector/Heliostat Model SenerTrough
Mirror Manufacturer Flabeg
Germany
Mirror Model RP3

Solar Field (Receiver)

Receiver Working Fluid Biphenyl/Diphenyl oxide
Receiver Working Fluid Category Thermal oil/organics
# of Heat Collector Elements (HCEs) 11232
Solar Field or Receiver Inlet Temperture (C) 293°C
Solar Field or Receiver Outlet Temperture (C) 393°C
Receiver Manufacturer Schott
Germany

Power Block

Nominal Turbine or Power Cycle Capacity 50 MW
Turbine Manufacturer Siemens
Germany
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 28,500 tons of molten salt. 60% sodium nitrate, 40% potassium nitrate. 375 MWh. Tanks are 14 m high and 36 m in diameter.