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Concentrating Solar Power Projects: Solar Paces
Project Overview
Project Name: Lebrija 1 (LE-1)
Country: Spain
Location: Lebrija
(Sevilla)
Owner(s): Solel Solar Systems, LTD. (50%)
Valoriza Energía, S.L. (50%)
Technology: Parabolic trough
Turbine Capacity: Net: 50.0 MW Gross: 50.0 MW
Status: Operational
Start Year: 2011

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Lebrija 1

This page provides information on Lebrija 1, a concentrating solar power (CSP) project, with data organized by background, participants, and power plant configuration.

Status Date: August 14, 2012

Background

Technology: Parabolic trough
Status: Operational
Country: Spain
City: Lebrija
Region: Sevilla
Lat/Long Location: 37°0′ 10.8″ North, 6°2′ 52.0″ West
Land Area: 188 hectares
Solar Resource: 1,993 kWh/m2/yr
Electricity Generation: 120,000 MWh/yr (Expected/Planned)
Contact(s): Carlos Cachadiña; José Ramón Colomina
Company: Soleval
Break Ground: November 2008
Start Production: December 27, 2011
Construction Job-Years: 500
PPA/Tariff Rate: 27.0 Euro cents per kWh
PPA/Tariff Period: 25 years

Participants

Developer(s): Solucia Renovables 1, S.L.
Owner(s) (%): Solel Solar Systems, LTD. (50%)
Valoriza Energía, S.L. (50%)
EPC Contractor: Soleval Renovables, S.L.
Operator(s): Soleval Renovables, S.L.

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar-Field Aperture Area: 412,020 m²
# of Solar Collector Assemblies (SCAs): 756
SCA Aperture Area: 545 m²
SCA Length: 95 m
SCA Manufacturer: Solel
Mirror Manufacturer: Solel
# of Heat Collector Elements (HCEs): 18,144
HCE Manufacturer: Solel
Heat-Transfer Fluid Type: Therminol VP1
Solar-Field Outlet Temp: 395°C

Power Block

Turbine Capacity (Gross): 50.0 MW
Turbine Capacity (Net): 50.0 MW
Power Cycle Pressure: 100.0 bar
Cooling Method: Wet cooling
Turbine Efficiency: 38.7% @ full load
Fossil Backup Type: HTF heater
Backup Percentage: 12%

Thermal Storage

Storage Type: None