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
India
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

Background

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

Participants

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

Costs

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
Spain
Collector/Heliostat Engineering or IP Owner Albiasa
Spain
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
Germany
Receiver Model UVAC-2010

Power Block

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