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UA Tech Park Thermal Storage Demonstration Project

This page provides information on Bell Independent's UA Tech Park Thermal Storage Demonstration Project, a concentrating solar power (CSP) project, with data organized by background, participants, and power plant configuration.

Status Date: October 20, 2011
Project Overview
Project Name: UA Tech Park Thermal Storage Demonstration Project (UA Tech Park)
Country: United States
Location: Tucson, Arizona
Owner(s): Bell Independent Power Corp.
Technology: Parabolic trough
Turbine Capacity: Gross: 5.0 MW
Status: Under development
Start Year: 2012

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Technology: Parabolic trough
Status: Under development
Country: United States
City: Tucson
State: Arizona
Land Area: 200 acres
Contact(s): Jessa B. Turner
Company: UA Tech Park
Key References: News story
News story
Break Ground: 2011
Start Production: December 1, 2012
Cost (approx): 32,000,000 dollars
Cost Info Source: University of Arizona
PPA/Tariff Date: January 1, 2010
PPA/Tariff Period: 20 years


Developer(s): Bell Independent Power Corp.
Owner(s) (%): Bell Independent Power Corp.
Generation Offtaker(s): Tucson Electric Power

Plant Configuration

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Turbine Capacity (Gross): 5.0 MW
Output Type: Steam Rankine