Nevada Solar One CSP Project

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

Project Overview

Power Station: Nevada Solar One
Location: Boulder City

United States
Owners (%): Acciona
Technology Parabolic Trough
Solar Resource: 2625
Nominal Capacity: 72 MW
Status Operational
Start Year: 2007

Status Date

Status Date December 05, 2021


Break Ground Date 2006
Expected Generation (GWh/year) 134
Lat/Long Location 35.8,-114.983
Total Power Station Land Area 1.6


Developer Solargenix Energy (Acciona)
EPC Lauren Engineering
Operator Acciona Solar Power
Electricity Generation Offtaker NV Energy
Construction Job Years 350


Total Construction Cost (2007) 266.00 million
Total Cost USD (2020) $315.7 million
Specific Cost/kW USD (2020) $ 4384.7
LCOE USD/kWh (2020) $ 0.2
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 0.14
Remuneration Start Year 2007
Remuneration USD/kWh Deflated (2020) 0.17
PPA or Tariff Period (Years) 20
Support Scheme Type PPA
Concessional Funding or Other Support 30% Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC, 5-year MACRS)

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar Field Aperture Area (m²) 357200
# of Solar Collector Assemblies (SCAs) 760
# of SCAs per Loop 8
SCA Aperture Area (m²) 470
SCA Length (m) 100
Collector/Heliostat Manufacturer Acciona
Collector/Heliostat Engineering or IP Owner Gossamer Space Frames
Collector/Heliostat Model SGNX-1
Mirror Manufacturer Flabeg
Mirror Model RP2

Solar Field (Receiver)

Receiver Working Fluid Biphenyl/Diphenyl oxide: Dowtherm A
Receiver Working Fluid Category Thermal oil/organics
Working Fluid Manufacturer Dow
# of Heat Collector Elements (HCEs) 18240
Solar Field or Receiver Inlet Temperture (C) 318°C
Solar Field or Receiver Outlet Temperture (C) 393°C
Receiver Manufacturer Schott
Receiver Model PTR70

Power Block

Nominal Turbine or Power Cycle Capacity 72 MW
Turbine Manufacturer Siemens
Turbine Model SST-700
Cooling Type Wet

Thermal Energy Storage

Storage Capacity (Hours) 0.5
Storage Description 0.5 hours full-load storage