Megha Solar Plant CSP Project

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

Project Overview

Power Station: Megha Solar Plant
Location: Anantapur

Andhra Pradesh
Owners (%): Megha Engineering and Infrastructure
Technology Parabolic Trough
Solar Resource: 1476
Nominal Capacity: 50 MW
Status Operational
Start Year: 2014

Status Date

Status Date July 07, 2021


Break Ground Date 2011
Expected Generation (GWh/year) 110
Lat/Long Location 14.949,77.688
Total Power Station Land Area (km²) 2.42


Developer Megha Engineering and Infrastructure
EPC MEIL Green Power
Electricity Generation Offtaker NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Ltd.


Total Construction Cost (2014) 8480.00 million
Total Cost USD (2020) $147.89 million
Specific Cost/kW USD (2020) $ 2957.8
LCOE USD/kWh (2020) $ 0.12
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 INR/kWh 11.31
Remuneration Start Year 2014
Remuneration USD/kWh Deflated (2020) 0.2
PPA or Tariff Period (Years) 25
Support Scheme Type PPA
Concessional Funding or Other Support loan from KfW €250m for 125MW project of which the Megha station is a part

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar Field Aperture Area (m²) 366240
# of Solar Collector Assemblies (SCAs) 448
# of Loops 112
# of SCAs per Loop 4
# of Modules per SCA 12
SCA Aperture Area (m²) 817
SCA Length (m) 150
Collector/Heliostat Manufacturer Albiasa
Collector/Heliostat Engineering or IP Owner Albiasa
Collector/Heliostat Model AT-150

Solar Field (Receiver)

Receiver Working Fluid Biphenyl/Diphenyl oxide:Xceltherm-MK1
Receiver Working Fluid Category Thermal oil/organics
Working Fluid Manufacturer Radco Industries
# of Heat Collector Elements (HCEs) 16128
Solar Field or Receiver Inlet Temperture (C) 293°C
Solar Field or Receiver Outlet Temperture (C) 393°C
Receiver Manufacturer Siemens
Receiver Model UVAC-2010

Power Block

Nominal Turbine or Power Cycle Capacity 50 MW
Turbine Manufacturer GE
Power Cycle Steam Rankine
Cooling Type Wet