Mojave Solar

General Info
Owner/s: 
Abengoa Solar
Technology: 
Parabolic trough
Country: 
US
Status: 
Operational
Purpose: 
Commercial
Usage: 
Electricity
Power: 
250.00 MW
Construction start date: 
August 2011
Start date: 
December, 2013
Location: 
Harper Dry Lake, California
Generation: 
600.00 GWh
Land area: 
714 hectares
Technology

Solar field

Solar Collector Assemblies - Trough: 
Abengoa Solucar TR
Mirrors / Reflective surface: 
Rioglass
Heat Collector Element (Tube): 
Schott PTR70
Heat Transfer Fluid: 
Therminol VP-1

Power block

Power cycle: 
Steam Rankine
Turbine: 
GE A-14
Cooling: 
Wet
Power (gross): 
280.00 MW
Power (net): 
250.00 MW
Backup: 
Yes
Backup type: 
Natural gas for HTF heating
Companies involved
Project developer: 
Abengoa Solar
EPC: 
Abeinsa
Abener
Teyma
O&M: 
Abengoa Solar
Key components suppliers: 
Abengoa Solar
Rioglass
GE
Therminol
Suppliers details: 
Abengoa Solar (Parabolic troughs)
Rioglass (Mirrors)
GE (Turbine)
Therminol (HTF)
Foster Wheeler (Steam generation)
Flowserve (Pumps)
SPX (Cooling towers)
Primoris Services Corporation (Power block mechanical work)
Wood Group GTS (Installation of turbines and related equipment)
Socioeconomics
Cost: 
$1.6 billion
Generation Offtaker: 
Pacific Gas & Electric
PPA/Tariff: 
25 years
Construction Employment: 
830 jobs-year
O&M employment: 
70 jobs-year
Financing: 
US DOE loan guaratee - $1.2 billion
Other financing info: 

Loan guarantee form US Department of Energy was approved in September 2011

Other
Other info: 

PPA details are confidencial in California, but some news published a statement of a CPUC member who said the total cost of the PPA over the 25 years would be $1.25 billion

Mojave Solar Artist rendering of the Mojave Solar plant
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