Archimede

General Info
Owner/s: 
ENEL
Technology: 
Parabolic trough - ISCC
Country: 
Italy
Status: 
Operational
Purpose: 
Research & Development
Usage: 
Electricity
Power: 
5.00 MW
Construction start date: 
Jult 2008
Start date: 
July, 2010
Location: 
Priolo Gargallo, Syracuse, Sicily
Generation: 
9.20 GWh
Technology

Solar field

Solar Collector Assemblies - Trough: 
ENEA - COMES
Mirrors / Reflective surface: 
Ronda Reflex
Number of SCAs: 
54
Number of loops: 
9
Number of SCAs per loop: 
6
Number of modules per SCA: 
8
SCA aperture area: 
590 m²
Reflecting area: 
31 860 m²
Heat Collector Element (Tube): 
Archimede Solar Energy - HEMS11
Number of HCEs: 
1,296
Heat Transfer Fluid: 
Molten salts - sodium and potassium nitrates
HTF Temp in: 
290ºC
HTF Temp out: 
550ºC

Power block

Storage Y/N: 
Yes
Storage type: 
two tank direct - Molten salts
Storage: 
8.00 Hours
Power cycle pressure: 
93.83 bar
Turbine: 
Franco Tosi
Turbine efficiency: 
39.3% at full load
Cooling: 
Wet
Power (gross): 
5.00 MW
Power (net): 
4.72 MW
Annual Solar-to-Electricity Efficiency (Gross): 
15.6%
Companies involved
Project developer: 
Archimede Solar Energy
ENEL
O&M: 
Archimede Solar Energy
Key components suppliers: 
Archimede Solar Energy
Suppliers details: 
Archimede Solar Energy (HCE)
Other
Solar resource: 
1 936 kWh/m2/yr
Solar resource source: 
ENEL
Other info: 

The plant produces steam that is sent to the CC steam turbine, rated at 130 MW; the 4.72 MW datum is the calculated capacity added by the solar steam.

Thermal Storage Description: Total of 1,580 tons of molten salt. 60% sodium nitrate, 40% potassium nitrate. Capacity 100 MWh (thermal). Tanks are 6.5 m high and 13.5 m in diameter.

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