Yumen Xinneng / Xinchen - 50MW Beam-down CSP Project

This page provides information on Yumen Xinneng / Xinchen - 50MW Beam-down CSP project, a concentrating solar power (CSP) project, with data organized by background, participants, and power plant configuration.

Project Overview

Power Station: Yumen Xinneng / Xinchen - 50MW Beam-down
Location: Yumen
Owners (%): Yumen Xinneng Thermal Power Co., Ltd owned by Thvom (Shanghai electric: 15% ownership of Thvom)
Technology Beam-Down Tower
Solar Resource: 1641
Nominal Capacity: 50 MW
Status Under Construction
Start Year: 2022

Status Date

Status Date July 07, 2021


Break Ground Date 2017
Expected Generation (GWh/year) 216
Lat/Long Location 40.338,97.276
Total Power Station Land Area (km²) 2.5


Developer China Sinogy Electric Engineering Co., Ltd (NREL: Shanghai Parasol Renewable Energy Company and Jiangsu Xinchen CSP Co., Ltd)
EPC China Sinogy Electric Engineering Co., Ltd
Electricity Generation Offtaker Gansu Branch of State Grid Electric Power
Construction Job Years 1500
Annual Operations Jobs 52


Total Construction Cost (2017) 1790.00 million
Total Cost USD (2020) $269.76 million
Specific Cost/kW USD (2020) $ 5395.3
LCOE USD/kWh (2020) $ 0.11
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 1.15
Remuneration Start Year 2017
Remuneration USD/kWh Deflated (2020) 0.17
PPA or Tariff Period (Years) 20
Support Scheme Type FIT
Policy Support Scheme Chinese Demonstration Program 1st Batch

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar Field Aperture Area (m²) 624720
# of Heliostats (or dishes for dish systems) 39045
Heliostat Aperture Area (m²) (or dish aperature for dish systems) 16
Collector/Heliostat Manufacturer Jiangsu Xinchen
Collector/Heliostat Engineering or IP Owner Jiangsu XinChen
Collector/Heliostat Model P3
Mirror Manufacturer Taiwan Glass Yueda Solar Mirror Co. Ltd.

Solar Field (Receiver)

Receiver Working Fluid Sodium Nitrate
Receiver Working Fluid Category Salt
Working Fluid Manufacturer Hualong Ammonium Nitrate Co; Shadong Ocean Chemical
# of Heat Collector Elements (HCEs) 15
Tower Height (m) 70
Solar Field or Receiver Inlet Temperture (C) 290°C
Solar Field or Receiver Outlet Temperture (C) 570°C
Receiver Manufacturer Jiangsu XinChen
Receiver Model Beamdown Receiver T1

Power Block

Nominal Turbine or Power Cycle Capacity 50 MW
Turbine Manufacturer Shanghai Turbine Works
Power Cycle Steam Rankine
Power Cycle Pressure (Bar) 140
Turbine Efficiency Percent 43.7
Steam Generator System Manufacturer Dongfang Boiler
Cooling Type Dry

Thermal Energy Storage

Storage Type 2-tank direct
Storage Capacity (Hours) 9
Storage Description Molten Salt
TES Engineering Company Jiangsu XinChen China