Solnova 1 CSP Project

This page provides information on Solnova 1 CSP project, a concentrating solar power (CSP) project, with data organized by background, participants, and power plant configuration.

Project Overview

Power Station: Solnova 1
Location: Sanlúcar la Mayor
Sevilla
Andalusia
Spain
Owners (%): Abengoa
Technology Parabolic Trough
Solar Resource: 2076
Nominal Capacity: 50 MW
Status Operational
Start Year: 2009

Status Date

Status Date December 05, 2021

Background

Break Ground Date 2007
Expected Generation (GWh/year) 113.52
Lat/Long Location 37.442,-6.25
Total Power Station Land Area 1.15

Participants

Developer Abengoa
Spain
EPC Abener
Spain
Operator Abengoa
Electricity Generation Offtaker Electrical Market (Pool), Endesa Distribution (FIT)

Costs

Total Construction Cost (2009) 250.00 million
Total Cost USD (2020) $402.74 million
Specific Cost/kW USD (2020) $ 8054.8
LCOE USD/kWh (2020) $ 0.3
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 EIB for Solnova 1 and 3: €129 million

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar Field Aperture Area (m²) 300000
# of Solar Collector Assemblies (SCAs) 360
# of Loops 90
# of SCAs per Loop 4
SCA Aperture Area (m²) 833
SCA Length (m) 150
Collector/Heliostat Manufacturer Abengoa
Spain
Collector/Heliostat Engineering or IP Owner Abengoa
Spain
Collector/Heliostat Model Astro (ET-150)
Mirror Manufacturer Rioglass
Spain

Solar Field (Receiver)

Receiver Working Fluid Thermal oil
Receiver Working Fluid Category Thermal oil/organics
# of Heat Collector Elements (HCEs) 12960
Solar Field or Receiver Outlet Temperture (C) 393°C
Receiver Manufacturer Schott
Germany

Power Block

Nominal Turbine or Power Cycle Capacity 50 MW
Power Cycle Steam Rankine
Power Cycle Pressure (Bar) 100
Cooling Type Wet