Thai Solar Energy 1 CSP Project

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

Project Overview

Power Station: Thai Solar Energy 1
Location: Huai Kachao
Kanchanaburi Province Thailand
Owners (%): Thai Solar Energy Co.Ltd.
Technology Parabolic Trough
Nominal Capacity: 5 MW
Status Operational
Start Year: 2012

Status Date

Status Date


Expected Generation (GWh/year) 8
Lat/Long Location 14.334,99.709
Total Power Station Land Area (km²) 1.1


Developer Solarlite
EPC Solarlite GmbH
Operator Thai Solar Energy Co.Ltd.
Electricity Generation Offtaker Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand
Construction Job Years 120
Annual Operations Jobs 10


Remuneration THB/kWh 11.50
Remuneration Start Year 2012
Remuneration USD/kWh Deflated (2020) 0.42
PPA or Tariff Period (Years) 10
Policy Support Scheme Feed-in Tariff

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar Field Aperture Area (m²) 45000
# of Solar Collector Assemblies (SCAs) 86
# of Loops 19
# of Modules per SCA 10
SCA Length (m) 120
Collector/Heliostat Engineering or IP Owner Solarlite GmbH
Collector/Heliostat Model SL 4600
Mirror Manufacturer Guardian & AGC

Solar Field (Receiver)

Receiver Working Fluid Water
Receiver Working Fluid Category Water
Solar Field or Receiver Inlet Temperture (C) 201°C
Solar Field or Receiver Outlet Temperture (C) 340°C
Receiver Manufacturer Schott

Power Block

Nominal Turbine or Power Cycle Capacity 5 MW
Turbine Manufacturer MAN Turbo
Turbine Model 2-Mar
Power Cycle Pressure (Bar) 30

The project data on these pages and in the downloadable CSV file is copyright (©) Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) and others 2022; data by Lilliestam@IASS, Thonig@IASS, Zang@CAS, Gilmanova@CAS and others. The data is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.”