Helios Power

General Info
Technology: 
Dish Stirling
Country: 
Cyprus
Status: 
Development
Purpose: 
Commercial
Usage: 
Electricity
Power: 
50.76 MW
Land area: 
200 hectares
Technology

Power block

Power (net): 
50.76 MW
Socioeconomics
Financing: 
European Investment Bank - €46.6 million
Other financing info: 

EIB's funding is included in EU's NER300 programme as the project was awarded

General comments:

The Project is a large-scale Stirling dish power plant with a total installed capacity of 50.76 MWe, located on the eastern side of Cyprus, near the city of Larnaca. The Stirling dish unit consists of a cavity receiver that captures the concentrated solar irradiation from the parabolic-shaped reflector, a free-piston Stirling engine (FPSE) that converts the solar energy to electricity and a closed loop air-driven cooling system. The plant is expected to have 16920 Stirling dish units. The total field area required for the Project is around 200 ha. High voltage 132 kV power lines, which run along the southern boundary of the site, will be used to connect the plant to the national grid.

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