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Solnova 3

This page provides information on Solnova 3, a concentrating solar power (CSP) project, with data organized by background, participants, and power plant configuration.

Status Date: March 20, 2017
Project Overview
Project Name: Solnova 3
Country: Spain
Location: Sevilla
(Sanlúcar la Mayor)
Owner(s): Abengoa Solar
Technology: Parabolic trough
Turbine Capacity: Net: 50.0 MW Gross: 50.0 MW
Status: Operational
Start Year: 2009

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Technology: Parabolic trough
Status: Operational
Country: Spain
City: Sevilla
Region: Sanlúcar la Mayor
Lat/Long Location: 37°26′ 30.97″ North, 6°14′ 59.98″ West
Land Area: 115 hectares
Solar Resource: 2,012 kWh/m2/yr
Source of Solar Resource: Abengoa Solar
Electricity Generation: 113,520 MWh/yr (Expected/Planned)
Generation Data Explanation: Gross generation
Contact(s): Allison Lenthall
Company: Abengoa Solar
Key References: Web site
Break Ground: January 1, 2007
Start Production: January 1, 2009
PPA/Tariff Date: March 19, 2007
PPA/Tariff Type: Royal Decree 661/2007
PPA/Tariff Rate: 27.1188 Euro cents per kWh
PPA/Tariff Period: 25 years
PPA/Tariff Information: Total Price = Pool + Tariff Rate
Project Type: Commercial plant


Developer(s): Abengoa Solar
Owner(s) (%): Abengoa Solar
EPC Contractor: Abener Energia
Operator(s): Abengoa Solar
Generation Offtaker(s): Electrical Market (Pool)
Endesa Distribution (FIT)

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar-Field Aperture Area: 300,000 m²
# of Solar Collector Assemblies (SCAs): 360
# of SCAs per Loop: 4
SCA Aperture Area: 833 m²
SCA Length: 150 m
SCA Manufacturer (Model): Abengoa Solar (Astro)
Mirror Manufacturer: Rioglass
# of Heat Collector Elements (HCEs): 12,960
HCE Manufacturer: Schott
Heat-Transfer Fluid Type: Thermal oil
Solar-Field Outlet Temp: 393°C

Power Block

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

Thermal Storage

Storage Type: None