Nevada Solar One

General Info
Owner/s: 
Acciona Energia
Technology: 
Parabolic trough
Country: 
US
Status: 
Operational
Purpose: 
Commercial
Usage: 
Electricity
Power: 
64.00 MW
Construction start date: 
February 2006
Start date: 
June, 2007
Location: 
Boulder City, Nevada
Generation: 
134.00 GWh
Land area: 
162 hectares
Technology

Solar field

Solar Collector Assemblies - Trough: 
Acciona Solar Power SGX-2
Mirrors / Reflective surface: 
Flabeg
Number of SCAs: 
760
Number of SCAs per loop: 
8
SCA aperture area: 
470 m²
SCA length: 
100 m
Reflecting area: 
357 200 m²
Heat Collector Element (Tube): 
Schott
Number of HCEs: 
18240
Receiver: 
Schott
Heat Transfer Fluid: 
Dowtherm A
HTF Temp in: 
318ºC
HTF Temp out: 
393ºC

Power block

Storage Y/N: 
Yes
Storage: 
0.50 Hours
Power cycle: 
Steam Rankine
Power cycle pressure: 
86 bar
Companies involved
Project developer: 
Acciona Solar Power
EPC: 
Lauren Engineering
O&M: 
Acciona Solar Power
Key components suppliers: 
Schott
Solel
Dow Chemical
Flabeg
Suppliers details: 
Schott Solar (HCE)
Solel (HCE)
Dow Chemical (HTF)
Flabeg (Mirrors)
NEE (Pre–EPC “Extended Basic Design“)
CCI (Valves)
Emerson (Automation)
Ingeteam (Engineering services)
Socioeconomics
Cost: 
$266 million
Generation Offtaker: 
NV Energy
PPA/Tariff: 
20 years
Construction Employment: 
350 job-years
O&M employment: 
30
Other financing info: 

Incentives:

  • 30% Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC, 5-year MACRS)
Other
Solar resource: 
2 606 kWh/m2/yr
Solar resource source: 
Las Vegas TMY2 Data
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