Solana

General Info
Owner/s: 
Abengoa Solar
Technology: 
Parabolic trough
Country: 
US
Status: 
Operational
Purpose: 
Commercial
Usage: 
Electricity
Power: 
280.00 MW
Construction start date: 
December 2010
Start date: 
August, 2013
Location: 
Phoenix, Arizona
Generation: 
944.00 GWh
Land area: 
1 257 hectares
Technology

Solar field

Solar Collector Assemblies - Trough: 
Abengoa Solar Astro
Mirrors / Reflective surface: 
Rioglass
Number of SCAs: 
3 232
Number of SCAs per loop: 
4
Number of modules per SCA: 
10
Reflecting area: 
2 200 000 m²
Heat Collector Element (Tube): 
Schott PTR70
Receiver type: 
Evacuated
Heat Transfer Fluid: 
Therminol VP-1
HTF Temp in: 
293ºC
HTF Temp out: 
393ºC

Power block

Storage Y/N: 
Yes
Storage type: 
two tank indirect - molten salts
Storage: 
6.00 Hours
Power cycle: 
Steam Rankine
Power cycle pressure: 
100 bar
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: 
Rioglass
Schott
Therminol
Suppliers details: 
Rioglass (Mirrors)
Schott (HCE)
Siemens (Drives)
Alfa Laval (heat exchangers)
Therminol (HTF)
Fluor (Constructability Study)
Leser (Valves)
AKO (Electric heat tracing)
Corval Group (Construction and fabrication services)
Socioeconomics
Cost: 
2 billion USD
Generation Offtaker: 
Arizona Public Services
PPA/Tariff: 
PPA signed with APS for a 30 years period
Construction Employment: 
1,700 jobs-year
O&M employment: 
60 jobs
Financing: 
$1.45 billion - DOE federal loan guarantee
Santander - $125 million equity
Other
Construction length: 
30 months
General comments:

The plant has entered on testing phase as of September 15, 2013.

The plant drives two turbines of 140 MW (gross) each.

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