Sundrop CSP Project

The Sundrop 36 MWth CSP Project is able to heat the greenhouses in wintertime (20,000 MWh/year), to provide fresh water by desalinating seawater (250,000 m3/year) and to run a steam turbine to produce electricity (1700 MWh/year).
Status Date

Background

Technology
Power Tower
Status
Operational
Location

Port Augusta
Australia

Lat/Long Location
32°
35'
38.00"
South
137°
51'
21.00"
East
Electricity Generation
1,700 MWh/yr
Break Ground Date
Start Production Date

Participants

Developer(s)
Aalborg CSP
EPC Contractor
John Holland

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Heat-Transfer Fluid Type
Water/Steam
Heliostat Solar-Field Aperture Area
51,505 m²
# of Heliostats
23,712
Heliostat Manufacturer (Model)
eSolar (SCS5)
Tower Height
127 m

Power Block

Turbine Capacity (Gross)
1.5 MW
Turbine Capacity (Net)
1.5 MW
Output Type
Steam Rankine

Thermal Storage

Storage Type
None

Project Overview

Project Name: Sundrop CSP Project
Location: Australia
Owner(s): Sundrop Farms
Technology: Power Tower
Turbine Capacity (Net):
1.5 MW
Turbine Capacity (Gross):
1.5 MW
Status: Operational
Start Year: 2016

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