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Concentrating Solar Power Projects: Solar Paces
Project Overview
Project Name: Ashalim Plot B (Megalim)
Country: Israel
Location: Ashalim
(Negev Desert)
Owner(s): Alstom (25%)
BrightSource Energy (25%)
NOY Infrastructure & Energy Investment Fund (50%)
Technology: Power tower
Turbine Capacity: Net: 121.0 MW Gross: 121.0 MW
Status: Under construction
Start Year: 2017

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Ashalim Plot B

Status Date: June 12, 2015

Background

Technology: Power tower
Status: Under construction
Country: Israel
City: Ashalim
Region: Negev Desert
Contact(s): Webmaster
Break Ground: 2015
Start Production: 2017
PPA/Tariff Rate: 0.79 NIS per kWh
PPA/Tariff Period: 25 years
Project Type: Commercial

Participants

Developer(s): Megalim Solar Power Ltd
Owner(s) (%): Alstom (25%)
BrightSource Energy (25%)
NOY Infrastructure & Energy Investment Fund (50%)
EPC Contractor: Alstom
Operator(s): Alstom
Generation Offtaker(s): Israel Electricity Corporation

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Heliostat Solar-Field Aperture Area: 1,000,000 m²
# of Heliostats: 50,000
Heliostat Aperture Area: 20.0
Tower Height: 240 m
Heat-Transfer Fluid Type: Water/Steam

Power Block

Turbine Capacity (Gross): 121.0 MW
Turbine Capacity (Net): 121.0 MW
Output Type: Steam Rankine

Thermal Storage

Storage Type: None