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Gujarat Solar One

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

Status Date: February 12, 2014
Project Overview
Project Name: Gujarat Solar One
Country: India
Location: Kutch
Owner(s): Cargo Solar Power (100%)
Technology: Parabolic trough
Turbine Capacity: Net: 25.0 MW Gross: 28.0 MW
Status: Under construction
Start Year: 2014

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Technology: Parabolic trough
Status: Under construction
Country: India
City: Kutch
Region: Gujarat
Lat/Long Location: 23°34′ 45.0″ North, 70°39′ 0.0″ East
Electricity Generation: 130,000 MWh/yr (Expected)
Contact(s): Webmaster Solar
Start Production: 2014
Project Type: Commercial


Developer(s): Cargo Solar Power
Owner(s) (%): Cargo Solar Power (100%)
EPC Contractor: Lauren CCL
Generation Offtaker(s): Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar-Field Aperture Area: 326,800 m²
# of Solar Collector Assemblies (SCAs): 400
# of Loops: 100
# of SCAs per Loop: 4
SCA Aperture Area: 817 m²
SCA Length: 144 m
# of Modules per SCA: 12
SCA Manufacturer (Model): EuroTrough (ET-150)
Mirror Manufacturer (Model): Flabeg (RP-3)
HCE Manufacturer (Model): Schott (PTR-70)
HCE Type (Length): Evacuated (4 m)
Heat-Transfer Fluid Type: Diphyl
HTF Company: Lanxess
Solar-Field Inlet Temp: 293°C
Solar-Field Outlet Temp: 393°C

Power Block

Turbine Capacity (Gross): 28.0 MW
Turbine Capacity (Net): 25.0 MW
Output Type: Steam Rankine
Cooling Method: Wet cooling
Cooling Method Description: Cooling Towers
Fossil Backup Type: None

Thermal Storage

Storage Type: 2-tank indirect
Storage Capacity: 9 hours
Thermal Storage Description: Molten Salt