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
Owners (%): Thai Solar Energy Co.Ltd.
Technology Parabolic Trough
Nominal Capacity: 5 MW
Status Operational
Start Year: 2012

Status Date

Status Date December 05, 2021


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


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