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Project Overview
Project Name: eCare Solar Thermal Project
Country: Morocco
Location: Undefined
Owner(s): CNIM (100%)
Technology: Linear Fresnel reflector
Turbine Capacity: Gross: 1.0 MW
Status: Under contract
Start Year: 2014

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eCare Solar Thermal Project

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

Status Date: November 27, 2012

Background

Technology: Linear Fresnel reflector
Status: Under contract
Country: Morocco
City: Undefined
Land Area: 2 hectares
Solar Resource: 2,600 kWh/m2/yr
Electricity Generation: 1,600 MWh/yr (Expected)
Contact(s): Roger Pujol
Company: CNIM
Break Ground: 2013
Start Production: 2014
PPA/Tariff Type: French Renewable Energy Program
Project Type: Demonstration

Participants

Developer(s): CNIM
Owner(s) (%): CNIM (100%)
Operator(s): CNIM

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar-Field Aperture Area: 10,000 m²
# of Lines: 4
Line Length: 260 m
Mirror Width in Line: 14
Collector Manufacturer : CNIM
Heat-Transfer Fluid Type: Water
Solar-Field Inlet Temp: 160°C
Solar-Field Outlet Temp: 280°C

Power Block

Turbine Capacity (Gross): 1.0 MW
Output Type: Organic Rankine
Power Cycle Pressure: 70.0 bar
Cooling Method: Dry cooling
Cooling Method Description: Air Cooler

Thermal Storage

Storage Type: Other
Storage Capacity: 2 hours
Thermal Storage Description: Steam drum