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Concentrating Solar Power Projects: Solar Paces
Project Overview
Project Name: Helios II (Helios II)
Country: Spain
Location: Puerto Lápice
(Ciudad Real)
Owner(s): Caja Castilla La Mancha Corporación, S.A. (5%)
Fundo de Capital de Risco Energias Renováveis-Caixa Capital (5%)
HYPERION (10%)
Hypesol Energy Holding, S.L. (80%)
Technology: Parabolic trough
Turbine Capacity: Net: 50.0 MW Gross: 50.0 MW
Status: Operational
Start Year: 2012

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Helios II

This page provides information on Helios 2, a concentrating solar power (CSP) project, with data organized by background, participants, and power plant configuration.

Status Date: March 18, 2013

Background

Technology: Parabolic trough
Status: Operational
Country: Spain
City: Puerto Lápice
Region: Ciudad Real
Lat/Long Location: 39°14′ 24.0″ North, 3°28′ 12.0″ West
Land Area: 260 hectares
Solar Resource: 2,217 kWh/m2/yr
Source of Solar Resource: Combination of meteo station and satellite methods
Electricity Generation: 97,000 MWh/yr (Expected/Planned)
Contact(s): Contact person
Company: Helios II HYPERION Energy Investments, S.L.
Break Ground: August 2010
Start Production: August 2012
Construction Job-Years: 600
Annual O&M Jobs: 40
PPA/Tariff Type: Real Decreto 661/2011
PPA/Tariff Rate: 27.0 Euro cents per kWh
PPA/Tariff Period: 25 years
Project Type: Commercial

Participants

Developer(s): Helios II HYPERION Energy Investments, S.L.
Owner(s) (%): Caja Castilla La Mancha Corporación, S.A. (5%)
Fundo de Capital de Risco Energias Renováveis-Caixa Capital (5%)
HYPERION (10%)
Hypesol Energy Holding, S.L. (80%)
EPC Contractor: Abener/Teyma
Generation Offtaker(s): REE

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar-Field Aperture Area: 300,000 m²
# of Solar Collector Assemblies (SCAs): 360
# of Loops: 90
# of SCAs per Loop: 4
SCA Length: 150 m
# of Modules per SCA: 12
SCA Manufacturer (Model): Abengoa Solar (ASTRØ)
# of Heat Collector Elements (HCEs): 12,960
HCE Manufacturer: Schott
Heat-Transfer Fluid Type: Thermal Oil
Solar-Field Inlet Temp: 293°C
Solar-Field Outlet Temp: 393°C
Solar-Field Temp Difference: 100°C

Power Block

Turbine Capacity (Gross): 50.0 MW
Turbine Capacity (Net): 50.0 MW
Turbine Manufacturer: Siemens (Germany)
Output Type: Steam Rankine
Power Cycle Pressure: 100.0 bar
Cooling Method: Wet cooling
Cooling Method Description: Cooling towers

Thermal Storage

Storage Type: None