Kimberlina STPP

General Info
Owner/s: 
Areva
Technology: 
Fresnel
Country: 
US
Status: 
Operational
Purpose: 
Demonstration
Usage: 
Electricity
Power: 
5.00 MW
Thermal power: 
25.00 MWth
Construction start date: 
March 2008
Start date: 
October, 2008
Location: 
Bakersfield, California
Technology

Solar field

Solar Collector Assemblies Fresnel: 
Ausra Compact Linear Fresnel
Mirrors / Reflective surface: 
Ausra
Number of lines: 
3
Line length: 
385 m
Mirrors width: 
2 m
Number of mirrors across line: 
10
Reflecting area: 
26 000 m²
Receiver type: 
Non-evacuated
Receiver: 
Ausra
Heat Transfer Fluid: 
Water

Power block

Storage Y/N: 
No
Power cycle: 
Steam Rankine
Power cycle pressure: 
40 bar
Companies involved
Project developer: 
Ausra
O&M: 
Areva
Key components suppliers: 
Ausra
Suppliers details: 
CCI (Valves)
Ausra (Compact Linear Fresnel Reflector)
Socioeconomics
Generation Offtaker: 
PG&E
General comments:

Kimberlina is the first Fresnel type plant in the US. The plant was inititally developed by Ausra, an Australian-US company.

Areva bought Ausra on February, 2010.

Documents and links:
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PDF icon Kimberlina fact sheet by Areva180.29 KB
PDF icon Kimberlina fact sheet by Ausra232.39 KB
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