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Llo Solar Thermal Project

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

Status Date: November 27, 2012
Project Overview
Project Name: Llo Solar Thermal Project (Llo)
Country: France
Location: Llo
(Pyrénées Orientales)
Owner(s): CNIM (100%)
Technology: Linear Fresnel reflector
Turbine Capacity: Net: 9.0 MW Gross: 9.0 MW
Status: Under contract
Start Year: 2015

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Technology: Linear Fresnel reflector
Status: Under contract
Country: France
City: Llo
Region: Pyrénées Orientales
Lat/Long Location: 42°28′ 9.0″ North, 2°3′ 47.0″ East
Land Area: 23 hectares
Solar Resource: 1,930 kWh/m2/yr
Electricity Generation: 17,000 MWh/yr (Expected)
Contact(s): Roger Pujol
Company: CNIM
Break Ground: 2014
Start Production: 2015
PPA/Tariff Type: French tender for solar energy
PPA/Tariff Period: 20 years
Project Type: Commercial


Developer(s): CNIM
Owner(s) (%): CNIM (100%)
Operator(s): CNIM
Generation Offtaker(s): EDF

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar-Field Aperture Area: 120,000 m²
# of Lines: 25
Line Length: 340 m
Mirror Width in Line: 14 m
Collector Manufacturer : CNIM
Heat-Transfer Fluid Type: Water
Solar-Field Inlet Temp: 190°C
Solar-Field Outlet Temp: 285°C

Power Block

Turbine Capacity (Gross): 9.0 MW
Turbine Capacity (Net): 9.0 MW
Power Cycle Pressure: 70.0 bar
Cooling Method: Dry cooling
Cooling Method Description: Air cooled condenser

Thermal Storage

Storage Type: Other
Storage Capacity: 1 hour
Thermal Storage Description: Steam drum