Palma del Río II CSP Project

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

Project Overview

Power Station: Palma del Río II
Location: Palma del Río
Andalusia Spain
Owners (%): Acciona
Technology Parabolic Trough
Solar Resource: 2064
Nominal Capacity: 50 MW
Status Operational
Start Year: 2010

Status Date

Status Date


Break Ground Date 2008
Expected Generation (GWh/year) 115.5
Lat/Long Location 37.645,-5.258
Total Power Station Land Area (km²) 1.35


Developer Acciona
EPC Acciona
Operator Acciona Energía
Construction Job Years 350
Annual Operations Jobs 31


Total Construction Cost (2010) € 247.00 million
Total Cost USD (2020) $374.19 million
Specific Cost/kW USD (2020) $ 7483.8
LCOE USD/kWh (2020) $ 0.28
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 EUR/kWh 0.27
Remuneration Start Year 2010
Remuneration USD/kWh Deflated (2020) 0.41
PPA or Tariff Period (Years) 25
Support Scheme Type FIT
Policy Support Scheme RD 661/2007

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar Field Aperture Area (m²) 372240
# of Solar Collector Assemblies (SCAs) 792
# of Loops 99
# of SCAs per Loop 8
# of Modules per SCA 12
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-2
Mirror Manufacturer Guardian

Solar Field (Receiver)

Receiver Working Fluid Biphenyl/Diphenyl oxide
Receiver Working Fluid Category Thermal oil/organics
Solar Field or Receiver Outlet Temperture (C) 393°C
Receiver Manufacturer Acciona

Power Block

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

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