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Solana Solar Generating Plant

Technology Type Molten Salt Thermal Storage
Rated Power 280000 kW
Duration at Rated Power (HH:MM) 0:15.00 / 6.00
URL More about Solana Solar Generating Plant
Solana, the largest parabolic trough plant in the world, is a 280 megawatt (MW) installation with six hours of thermal storage. This technolgy allows energy to be dispatched as needed during cloudy periods and after sunset. Solana, therefore, is able to generate electricity well into the evening to help meet consumption demand.
This data has been validated by project staff through a review of publicly available information about the project, and verified by the project owner. Information is accurate as of 2016-04-29.
Project Status
Status Operational
Commissioning On 09.10.2013
Project Includes Multiple Systems No
Siting
Location

Gila Bend, Arizona 85337
United States

ISO/RTO N/A
Utility Arizona Public Service
Utility Type Investor Owned
Paired Grid Resource Transmission
Paired Grid Resource CSP Plant
Project Includes Multiple Systems No
Ownership & Value Chain Partners
Ownership Model Third-Party-Owned
Equity Owner 1 Abengoa Solar
Equity Owner 2 Liberty Ventures Group
Energy Storage Technology Provider Abengoa Solar
Power Electronics Provider Siemens
Integrator Company Abeinsa EPC
O&M Contractor Abengoa Solar
Developer Abengoa Solar
Cost & Performance
Performance Performance metrics not available.
Benefits
Service Use Case Renewables Capacity Firming
Renewables Energy Time Shift
Funding
Funding Source 1 Federal/National Debt
US Department of Energy, Loan Guarantee Program Office (LGP) - Section 1705 Loan Program
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