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Concentrating Solar Power Projects: Solar Paces
Project Overview
Project Name: ACME Solar Tower
Country: India
Location: Bikaner
(Rajasthan)
Owner(s): ACME Group (100%)
Technology: Power tower
Turbine Capacity: Net: 2.5 MW Gross: 2.5 MW
Status: Operational
Start Year: 2011

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ACME Solar Tower

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

Status Date: February 13, 2014

Background

Technology: Power tower
Status: Operational
Country: India
City: Bikaner
Region: Rajasthan
Lat/Long Location: 28°11′ 2.0″ North, 73°14′ 26.0″ East
Land Area: 12 acres
Contact(s): SolarPACES
Start Production: April 2011

Participants

Developer(s): ACME Group ; eSolar
Owner(s) (%): ACME Group (100%)
Operator(s): ACME Group

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Heliostat Solar-Field Aperture Area: 16,222 m²
# of Heliostats: 14,280
Heliostat Aperture Area: 1.136 m²
Heliostat Manufacturer: eSolar
Tower Height: 46 m
Receiver Manufacturer: Victory Energy
Heat-Transfer Fluid Type: Water/Steam
Receiver Inlet Temp: 218C
Receiver Outlet Temp: 440C

Power Block

Turbine Capacity (Gross): 2.5 MW
Turbine Capacity (Net): 2.5 MW
Turbine Manufacturer: MaxWatt
Output Type: Steam Rankine
Power Cycle Pressure: 60.0 bar
Cooling Method: Wet cooling
Cooling Method Description: Cooling Towers

Thermal Storage

Storage Type: None