SUPCON Delingha 10 MW Tower CSP Project

This page provides information on SUPCON Delingha 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: SUPCON Delingha 10 MW Tower
Location: Delingha
Qinghai China
Owners (%): SUPCON Solar
Technology Power Tower
Solar Resource: 2043
Nominal Capacity: 10 MW
Status Operational
Start Year: 2013

Status Date

Status Date


Break Ground Date 2010
Expected Generation (GWh/year) 24
Lat/Long Location 37.366,97.293


Developer SUPCON Solar
Electricity Generation Offtaker Qinghai State Grid Electric Power
Annual Operations Jobs 100


Total Construction Cost (2013) 150.00 million
Total Cost USD (2020) $26.35 million
Specific Cost/kW USD (2020) $ 2634.9
LCOE USD/kWh (2020) $ 0.09
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 RMB/kWh 1.24
Remuneration Start Year 2013
Remuneration USD/kWh Deflated (2020) 0.21
PPA or Tariff Period (Years) 20
Support Scheme Type FIT

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar Field Aperture Area (m²) 63000
# of Heliostats (or dishes for dish systems) 22500
Heliostat Aperture Area (m²) (or dish aperature for dish systems) 2
Collector/Heliostat Manufacturer Supcon
Collector/Heliostat Engineering or IP Owner Supcon
Collector/Heliostat Model SUPCON
Mirror Manufacturer Taiwan Glass Yueda Solar Mirror Co., Ltd

Solar Field (Receiver)

Receiver Working Fluid Water
Receiver Working Fluid Category Water
Working Fluid Manufacturer Zhejiang Lianda Chemical Company (supply of Sodium nitrate)
Tower Height (m) 80
Solar Field or Receiver Inlet Temperture (C) 310°C
Solar Field or Receiver Outlet Temperture (C) 565°C
Receiver Manufacturer Hangzhou Boiler Group
Receiver Model External - cylindrical

Power Block

Nominal Turbine or Power Cycle Capacity 10 MW
Turbine Manufacturer Hangzhou Steam Turbine Company
Turbine Model N10-8.83/510
Power Cycle Steam Rankine
Power Cycle Pressure (Bar) 88.3
Turbine Efficiency Percent 0.314
Steam Generator System Manufacturer Hangzhou Boiler Group
Cooling Type Wet

Thermal Energy Storage

Storage Type 2-tank direct
Storage Capacity (Hours) 2
Storage Description Molten salt
TES Engineering Company Bluestar (Beijing) Chemical Machinery Co., Ltd. China

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