Planta Solar 20 - PS20 CSP Project

This page provides information on Planta Solar 20 - PS20 CSP project, a concentrating solar power (CSP) project, with data organized by background, participants, and power plant configuration.

Project Overview

Power Station: Planta Solar 20 - PS20
Location: Sanlúcar la Mayor
Andalusia Spain
Owners (%): Abengoa
Technology Power Tower
Solar Resource: 2076
Nominal Capacity: 20 MW
Status Operational
Start Year: 2009

Status Date

Status Date


Break Ground Date 2006
Expected Generation (GWh/year) 48
Lat/Long Location 37.442,-6.25
Total Power Station Land Area (km²) 0.8


Developer Abengoa
EPC Abener
Operator Abengoa Solar
Electricity Generation Offtaker Electric Market (Pool), Endesa Distribución (FIT)


Total Construction Cost (2009) € 90.00 million
Total Cost USD (2020) $144.99 million
Specific Cost/kW USD (2020) $ 7249.3
LCOE USD/kWh (2020) $ 0.26
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 2009
Remuneration USD/kWh Deflated (2020) 0.43
PPA or Tariff Period (Years) 25
Support Scheme Type FIT
Policy Support Scheme Royal Decree 661/2007
Concessional Funding or Other Support Andalusian government €1.2 million

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar Field Aperture Area (m²) 150000
# of Heliostats (or dishes for dish systems) 1255
Heliostat Aperture Area (m²) (or dish aperature for dish systems) 120
Collector/Heliostat Manufacturer Abengoa
Collector/Heliostat Engineering or IP Owner Abengoa
Collector/Heliostat Model Solucar 120

Solar Field (Receiver)

Receiver Working Fluid Water
Receiver Working Fluid Category Water
Tower Height (m) 165
Receiver Manufacturer Aalborg CSP
Receiver Model Cavity

Power Block

Nominal Turbine or Power Cycle Capacity 20 MW
Turbine Manufacturer Franco Tosi
Power Cycle Pressure (Bar) 45
Cooling Type Wet

Thermal Energy Storage

Storage Type Other
Storage Capacity (Hours) 1

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