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Concentrating Solar Power Projects: Solar Paces
Project Overview
Project Name: Megha Solar Plant
Country: India
Location: Anantapur
(Andhra Pradesh)
Owner(s): Megha Engineering and Infrastructure (100%)
Technology: Parabolic trough
Turbine Capacity: Net: 50.0 MW Gross: 50.0 MW
Status: Under construction
Start Year: 2013

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Megha Solar Plant

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

Status Date: February 13, 2013


Technology: Parabolic trough
Status: Under construction
Country: India
City: Anantapur
Region: Andhra Pradesh
Lat/Long Location: 16°59′ 19.0″ North, 80°8′ 36.0″ East
Land Area: 200 hectares
Electricity Generation: 130,000 MWh/yr
Contact(s): SolarPACES
Break Ground: December 2011
Start Production: March 2013
Cost (approx): 230 million Euros
PPA/Tariff Rate: 11.31 Rs per kWh
PPA/Tariff Period: 25 years
Project Type: Commercial


Developer(s): Megha Engineering and Infrastructure
Owner(s) (%): Megha Engineering and Infrastructure (100%)
EPC Contractor: MEIL Green Power
Generation Offtaker(s): NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Ltd.

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar-Field Aperture Area: 366,240 m²
# of Solar Collector Assemblies (SCAs): 448
# of Loops: 112
# of SCAs per Loop: 4
SCA Aperture Area: 817 m²
SCA Length: 150 m
# of Modules per SCA: 12
SCA Manufacturer (Model): Albiasa (AT-150)
# of Heat Collector Elements (HCEs): 16,128
HCE Manufacturer (Model): Siemens (UVAC 2010)
HCE Type (Length): Evacuated (4 m)
Heat-Transfer Fluid Type: Synthetic Oil
Solar-Field Outlet Temp: 293°C
Solar-Field Temp Difference: 393°C

Power Block

Turbine Capacity (Gross): 50.0 MW
Turbine Capacity (Net): 50.0 MW
Turbine Manufacturer: GE
Output Type: Steam Rankine
Cooling Method: Wet cooling
Cooling Method Description: Cooling Towers

Thermal Storage

Storage Type: None