Solnova 4 CSP Project

This page provides information on Solnova 4 CSP project, a concentrating solar power (CSP) project, with data organized by background, participants, and power plant configuration.

Project Overview

Power Station: Solnova 4
Location: Sanlúcar la Mayor
Owners (%): Abengoa
Technology Parabolic Trough
Solar Resource: 2076
Nominal Capacity: 50 MW
Status Operational
Start Year: 2009

Status Date

Status Date July 07, 2021


Break Ground Date 2008
Expected Generation (GWh/year) 113.52
Lat/Long Location 37.442,-6.25
Total Power Station Land Area (km²) 1.15


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


Total Construction Cost (2009) € 210.00 million
Total Cost USD (2020) $338.3 million
Specific Cost/kW USD (2020) $ 6766
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

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
Collector/Heliostat Engineering or IP Owner Abengoa
Collector/Heliostat Model Astro (ET-150)
Mirror Manufacturer Rioglass

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

Power Block

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