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This page provides information on Solnova 3, a concentrating solar power (CSP) project, with data organized by background, participants, and power plant configuration.

                                  

Project Overview
Project Name:Solnova 3
Country:Spain
Location:Sevilla (Sanlúcar la Mayor)
Owner(s):Abengoa Solar
Technology:Parabolic trough
Turbine Capacity:Net: 50.0 MW Gross: 50.0 MW
Status:Operational
Start Year:2009

                                                                                                                                                                                              

Background
Technology:Parabolic trough
Status:Operational
Country:Spain
City:Sevilla
Region:Sanlúcar la Mayor
Lat/Long Location:37°26′ 30.97″ North, 6°14′ 59.98″ West
Land Area:115 hectares
Solar Resource:2,012 kWh/m2/yr
Source of Solar Resource:Abengoa Solar
Electricity Generation:113,520 MWh/yr (Expected/Planned)
Generation Data Explanation:Gross generation
Break Ground:2007/1/1
Start Production:2009/1/1
PPA/Tariff Date:2007/3/19
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
Owner(s) (%):Abengoa Solar
EPC Contractor:Abener Energia
Operator(s):Abengoa Solar
Generation  Offtaker(s):Electrical Market (Pool) 
Endesa Distribution (FIT)
SCA Manufacturer (Model):Abengoa Solar (Astro)
Mirror Manufacturer:Rioglass
HCE Manufacturer:Schott
Solar Field
Solar-Field Aperture Area:300,000 m²
# of Solar Collector  Assemblies (SCAs):360
# of SCAs per Loop:4
SCA Aperture Area:833 m²
SCA Length:150 m
# of Heat Collector Elements  (HCEs):12,960
Heat-Transfer Fluid Type:Thermal oil
Solar-Field Outlet Temp:393°C
Power Block
Turbine Capacity (Gross):50.0 MW
Turbine Capacity (Net):50.0 MW
Output Type:Steam Rankine
Power Cycle Pressure:100.0 bar
Cooling Method:Wet cooling
Fossil Backup Type:HTF boiler
Thermal Storage
Storage Type:None


*Reference from NREL

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