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

Project Overview

Power Station: NOOR II
Location: Ouarzazate
Drâa-Tafilalet Morocco
Owners (%): NOMAC
Technology Parabolic Trough
Solar Resource: 2503
Nominal Capacity: 200 MW
Status Operational
Start Year: 2018

Status Date

Status Date


Break Ground Date 2015
Expected Generation (GWh/year) 600


Developer ACWA
Saudi Arabia
Spain, China
Electricity Generation Offtaker ONE


Total Construction Cost (2018) $ 1100.00 million
Total Cost USD (2020) $1119.2 million
Specific Cost/kW USD (2020) $ 5596
LCOE USD/kWh (2020) $ 0.16
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 MAD/kWh 1.36
Remuneration Start Year 2018
Remuneration USD/kWh Deflated (2020) 0.14
PPA or Tariff Period (Years) 25
Support Scheme Type PPA
Concessional Funding or Other Support CTF $119 million; IBRD $119 million (Noor II and III)

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar Field Aperture Area (m²) 1779900
Collector/Heliostat Engineering or IP Owner Sener
Collector/Heliostat Model SenerTrough2

Solar Field (Receiver)

Receiver Working Fluid Thermal oil
Receiver Working Fluid Category Thermal oil/organics
Solar Field or Receiver Inlet Temperture (C) 293°C
Solar Field or Receiver Outlet Temperture (C) 393°C
Receiver Manufacturer Rioglass

Power Block

Nominal Turbine or Power Cycle Capacity 200 MW
Turbine Manufacturer Siemens
Turbine Model SST-500/SST-80
Power Cycle Steam Rankine
Cooling Type Dry

Thermal Energy Storage

Storage Type 2-tank indirect
Storage Capacity (Hours) 7
Storage Description Molten salt

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