Mojave Solar Project CSP Project

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

Project Overview

Power Station: Mojave Solar Project
Location: Harper Dry Lake
California United States
Owners (%): Mojave Solar
Technology Parabolic Trough
Solar Resource: 2888
Nominal Capacity: 280 MW
Status Operational
Start Year: 2014

Status Date

Status Date


Break Ground Date 2011
Expected Generation (GWh/year) 600
Lat/Long Location 35.017,-117.333
Total Power Station Land Area (km²) 7.1


Developer Abengoa
EPC Abener, Teyma
Electricity Generation Offtaker Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)
Construction Job Years 1200
Annual Operations Jobs 80


Total Construction Cost (2014) $ 1600.00 million
Total Cost USD (2020) $1701.74 million
Specific Cost/kW USD (2020) $ 6077.6
LCOE USD/kWh (2020) $ 0.24
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 USD/kWh 0.15
Remuneration Start Year 2014
Remuneration USD/kWh Deflated (2020) 0.16
PPA or Tariff Period (Years) 25
Support Scheme Type PPA
Concessional Funding or Other Support Federal Loan Guarantee $1.2 billion, 30% investment tax credit

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar Field Aperture Area (m²) 1559347
# of Modules per SCA 10
Collector/Heliostat Manufacturer Abengoa
Collector/Heliostat Engineering or IP Owner Abengoa
Collector/Heliostat Model E2
Mirror Manufacturer Rioglass

Solar Field (Receiver)

Receiver Working Fluid Biphenyl/Diphenyl oxide: Therminol VP-1
Receiver Working Fluid Category Thermal oil/organics
Working Fluid Manufacturer Eastman/Solutia
Receiver Manufacturer Schott
Receiver Model PTR 70

Power Block

Nominal Turbine or Power Cycle Capacity 280 MW
Turbine Manufacturer GE
Power Cycle Steam Rankine
Cooling Type Wet

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