Thai Solar Energy 1

This page provides information on TSE1, a concentrating solar power (CSP) project, with data organized by background, participants, and power plant configuration. TSE1 is the first commercial solar thermal power plant based on direct steam generation.
Status Date

Background

Technology
Parabolic Trough
Status
Operational
Location

Huai Kachao
Thailand

Region
Kanchanaburi Province
Lat/Long Location
14°
20'
1.00"
North
99°
42'
33.00"
East
Land Area
110 hectares
Electricity Generation
8,000 MWh/yr (Expected)
Start Production Date
Construction Job-Years
120
Annual O&M Jobs
10
PPA/Tariff Type
Feed-in Tariff
PPA/Tariff Rate
11.5 Baht/kWh
PPA/Tariff Period
10 years
Project Type
Commercial

Participants

Developer(s)
Solarlite GmbH
EPC Contractor
Solarlite GmbH
Operator(s)
Thai Solar Energy Co.Ltd.
Generation Offtaker(s)
Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar-Field Aperture Area
45,000 m²
# of Solar Collector Assemblies (SCAs)
86
# of Loops
19
SCA Length
120 m
# of Modules per SCA
10
SCA Manufacturer (Model)
Solarlite GmbH (SL 4600)
Mirror Manufacturer
Guardian & AGC
HCE Manufacturer
Schott
Heat-Transfer Fluid Type
Water/Steam
Solar-Field Inlet Temp
201ºC
Solar-Field Outlet Temp
340ºC

Power Block

Turbine Capacity (Gross)
5 MW
Turbine Capacity (Net)
5 MW
Turbine Manufacturer
MAN (MARC 2)
Power Cycle Pressure
30 bar
Cooling Method
Wet cooling
Cooling Method Description
Cooling tower (evaporation cooling)
Gross Annual Solar-to-Electricity Efficiency (Percentage)
12%
Fossil Backup Type
None

Thermal Storage

Storage Type
None

Project Overview

Project Name: Thai Solar Energy 1 (TSE1)
Location: Thailand
Owner(s) (%): Thai Solar Energy Co.Ltd. (100%)
Technology: Parabolic Trough
Turbine Capacity (Net):
5 MW
Turbine Capacity (Gross):
5 MW
Status: Operational
Start Year: 2012

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