National Solar Thermal Test Facility CSP Project

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

Project Overview

Power Station: National Solar Thermal Test Facility
Location: Albuquerque
New Mexico United States
Technology Power Tower
Nominal Capacity: 5 MW
Status Operational
Start Year: 1976

Status Date

Status Date October 21, 2022



Developer Sandia National Laboratories

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

# of Heliostats (or dishes for dish systems) 222

Solar Field (Receiver)

Tower Height (m) 63

Power Block

Nominal Turbine or Power Cycle Capacity 5 MW

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