Shouhang Dunhuang Phase I - 10 MW Tower CSP Project

This page provides information on Shouhang Dunhuang Phase I - 10 MW Tower CSP project, a concentrating solar power (CSP) project, with data organized by background, participants, and power plant configuration.

Project Overview

Power Station: Shouhang Dunhuang Phase I - 10 MW Tower
Location: Dunhuang
Owners (%): Shouhang
Technology Power Tower
Solar Resource: 1777
Nominal Capacity: 10 MW
Status Operational
Start Year: 2016

Status Date

Status Date December 05, 2021


Break Ground Date 2014
Lat/Long Location 40.083,94.434
Total Power Station Land Area 1.2


Developer Shouhang
EPC Suncan (Shouhang)
Electricity Generation Offtaker Gansu State Grid Electric Power


Total Construction Cost (2016) 420.00 million
Total Cost USD (2020) $65.58 million
Specific Cost/kW USD (2020) $ 6557.8
Remuneration RMB/kWh 0.30
Remuneration Start Year 2016
Remuneration USD/kWh Deflated (2020) 0.18
PPA or Tariff Period (Years) 20
Concessional Funding or Other Support Asian Development Bank $100 million

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar Field Aperture Area (m²) 175375
# of Heliostats (or dishes for dish systems) 1525
Heliostat Aperture Area (m²) (or dish aperature for dish systems) 116
Collector/Heliostat Manufacturer Shouhang
Collector/Heliostat Engineering or IP Owner Shouhang

Solar Field (Receiver)

Receiver Working Fluid Molten salt
Receiver Working Fluid Category Salt
Tower Height (m) 138
Receiver Manufacturer Shouhang
Receiver Model External - cylindrical

Power Block

Nominal Turbine or Power Cycle Capacity 10 MW
Power Cycle Steam Rankine

Thermal Energy Storage

Storage Type 2-tank direct
Storage Capacity (Hours) 15
Storage Description Molten salt