Solnova 4

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

Background

Technology
Parabolic Trough
Status
Operational
Location

Sevilla
Spain

Region
Sanlúcar la Mayor
Lat/Long Location
37°
26'
30.97"
North
14'
59.98"
West
Land Area
115 hectares
Solar Resource
2012 kWh/m2/yr
Source of Solar Resource
Abengoa Solar
Electricity Generation
113,520 MWh/yr Expected/Planned
Generation Data Explanation
Gross generation
Key References
Break Ground Date
Start Production Date
PPA/Tariff Date
PPA/Tariff Type
Royal Decree 661/2007
PPA/Tariff Rate
27.1188 Euro cents per kWh
PPA/Tariff Period
25 years
PPA/Tariff Information
Total Price = Pool + Tariff Rate
Project Type
Commercial plant

Participants

Developer(s)
Abengoa Solar
EPC Contractor
Abener Energia
Operator(s)
Abengoa Solar
Generation Offtaker(s)
Electrical Market (Pool)
Endesa Distribution (FIT)

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar-Field Aperture Area
300,000 m²
# of Solar Collector Assemblies (SCAs)
360
# of Loops
90
# of SCAs per Loop
4
SCA Aperture Area
833 m²
SCA Length
150 m
SCA Manufacturer (Model)
Abengoa Solar (Astro)
Mirror Manufacturer
Rioglass
HCE Manufacturer
Schott
# of Heat Collector Elements (HCEs)
12,960
Heat-Transfer Fluid Type
Thermal oil
Solar-Field Outlet Temp
393ºC

Power Block

Turbine Capacity (Gross)
50 MW
Turbine Capacity (Net)
50 MW
Output Type
Steam Rankine
Power Cycle Pressure
100 bar
Cooling Method
Wet cooling

Thermal Storage

Storage Type
None

Project Overview

Project Name: Solnova 4
Location: Spain
Owner(s): Abengoa Solar
Technology: Parabolic Trough
Turbine Capacity (Net):
50 MW
Turbine Capacity (Gross):
50 MW
Status: Operational
Start Year: 2009

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