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Mojave Solar Project

This page provides information on Abengoa's Mojave Solar Plant, a concentrating solar power (CSP) project, with data organized by background, participants, and power plant configuration. The project will be located in an unincorporated area of San Bernardino County, between Barstow and Kramer Junction, about nine miles northwest of Hinkley and 100 miles northeast of Los Angeles.

Status Date: July 1, 2015
Project Overview
Project Name: Mojave Solar Project
Country: United States
Location: Harper Dry Lake, California
Owner(s): Mojave Solar, LLC
Technology: Parabolic trough
Turbine Capacity: Net: 250.0 MW Gross: 280.0 MW
Status: Operational
Start Year: 2014

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Technology: Parabolic trough
Status: Operational
Country: United States
City: Harper Dry Lake
State: California
County: San Bernardino
Lat/Long Location: 35°1′ North, 117°20′ West
Land Area: 1,765 acres
Electricity Generation: 600,000 MWh/yr (Expected/Planned)
Contact(s): Luis Rejano
Company: Abengoa Solar
Break Ground: August 2011
Start Production: December 1, 2014
Cost (approx): 1,600 USD million
Construction Job-Years: 1200
Annual O&M Jobs: 80
PPA/Tariff Date: October 26, 2009
PPA/Tariff Period: 25 years
Project Type: Commercial


Developer(s): Mojave Solar, LLC ; Abengoa Solar, Inc.
Owner(s) (%): Mojave Solar, LLC
EPC Contractor: Abener - Teyma
Generation Offtaker(s): Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

SCA Manufacturer: Abengoa Solar
Mirror Manufacturer: Rioglass
HCE Manufacturer (Model): Schott (PTR70)
Heat-Transfer Fluid Type: Therminol VP-1

Power Block

Turbine Capacity (Gross): 280.0 MW
Turbine Capacity (Net): 250.0 MW
Turbine Description: Two 140-MW units
Output Type: Steam Rankine
Cooling Method: Wet cooling
Cooling Method Description: Cooling towers

Thermal Storage

Storage Type: None