A concentrated solar power system with trough collectors will supply 50 MW of an Integrated Solar Combined Cycle (ISCC) Power plant’s total capacity of 550 MW. The ISCC is located on the Arabian Peninsula and will use the “Ultimate Trough Collector” series produced by the Germany-based company Flabeg FE GmbH [...]
The planned plant will primarily burn natural gas, but will generate 50 MW of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) to increase fuel efficiency.
The installation will be the first concentrating solar power project to be built in Canada, as well as the first Integrated Solar Combined Cycle (ISCC).
The concentrating solar thermal power order was placed by Abengoa for its 150 megawatt (MW) solar hybrid plant operating at the Hassi R'Mel natural gas field in northern Algeria.
eSolar, a developer of modular, scalable concentrating solar thermal power technology, announced that in addition to its licensing agreement with GE Energy, GE has closed a strategic investment in the company.
Areva and Alstom, both of France, and Germany's Siemens have made similar investments over the past two years, and each have a hybrid concentrated solar-gas plant offering.
Spanning across the uninhabited desert landscape, the CSP plant will collect solar energy through a total mirror surface area of 130,000m2.
The plant is an ISCC (Integrated Solar Combined Cycle) facility, which combines solar energy with a combined cycle gas plant, thus saving fuel and increasing the plant’s overall output.