List of solar thermal power stations

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This is a list of the largest facilities generating electricity through the use of solar thermal power, specifically concentrated solar power.

Operational[edit]

Operational solar thermal power stations (of at least 50 MW capacity)
Electrical capacity (MW) Name Country Location Coordinates Technology type Notes and references
392 Ivanpah Solar Power Facility  US San Bernardino County, California 35°34′N 115°28′W / 35.567°N 115.467°W / 35.567; -115.467 (Ivanpah Solar Power Facility) Solar power tower Completed on February 13, 2014[1][2][3]
361 Solar Energy Generating Systems (SEGS)  US Mojave Desert, California 35°01′54″N 117°20′53″W / 35.03167°N 117.34806°W / 35.03167; -117.34806 (Solar Energy Generating Systems) Parabolic trough Collection of 9 units 1984-1990 [4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12]
360 Ouarzazate Solar Power Station  Morocco Ghassate (Ouarzazate province) 30°59′40″N 6°51′48″W / 30.99444°N 6.86333°W / 30.99444; -6.86333 (Ouarzazate solar power station) Parabolic trough 160 MW Phase 1 with 3h heat storage[13][14] 200-MW phase 2 online January 2018[15][16]
280 Mojave Solar Project  US Barstow, California 35°00′40″N 117°19′30″W / 35.01111°N 117.32500°W / 35.01111; -117.32500 (Mojave Solar Project) Parabolic trough Completed December 2014. Gross capacity of 280 MW corresponds to net capacity of 250 MW[17][18][19]
280 Solana Generating Station  US Gila Bend, Arizona 32°55′N 112°58′W / 32.917°N 112.967°W / 32.917; -112.967 (Solana Generating Station) Parabolic trough Completed in October 2013, with 6 hours (h) thermal energy storage[20][21]
280 Genesis Solar Energy Project  US Blythe, California 33°38′37.68″N 114°59′16.8″W / 33.6438000°N 114.988000°W / 33.6438000; -114.988000 (Genesis Solar) Parabolic trough Online April 24, 2014[22][23][24]
200 Solaben Solar Power Station[25]  Spain Logrosán 39°13′29″N 5°23′26″W / 39.22472°N 5.39056°W / 39.22472; -5.39056 (Solaben Solar Power Station) Parabolic trough Solaben 3 completed June 2012[26]
Solaben 2 completed October 2012[26]
Solaben 1 and 6 completed September 2013[27]
150 Solnova Solar Power Station  Spain Sanlúcar la Mayor 37°25′00″N 06°17′20″W / 37.41667°N 6.28889°W / 37.41667; -6.28889 (Solnova Solar Power Station) Parabolic trough Solnova 1 completed May 2010
Solnova 3 completed May 2010
Solnova 4 completed August 2010[28][29][30][31][32]
150 Andasol solar power station  Spain Guadix 37°13′42.70″N 3°4′6.73″W / 37.2285278°N 3.0685361°W / 37.2285278; -3.0685361 (Andasol solar power station) Parabolic trough Completed: Andasol 1 (2008), Andasol 2 (2009), Andasol 3 (2011). Each equipped with a 7.5-hour thermal energy storage.[33][34]
150 Extresol Solar Power Station  Spain Torre de Miguel Sesmero 38°39′N 6°44′W / 38.650°N 6.733°W / 38.650; -6.733 (Extresol Solar Power Station) Parabolic trough Completed: Extresol 1 and 2 (2010), Extresol 3 (2012). Each equipped with a 7.5-hour thermal energy storage.[26][35][36]
125 Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project  US Nye County, Nevada 38°14′N 117°22′W / 38.233°N 117.367°W / 38.233; -117.367 (Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project) Solar power tower with 10h heat storage; commercial operation began September 2015[37][38]
125 Dhursar  India Dhursar, Jaisalmer district 26°47′N 72°00′E / 26.783°N 72.000°E / 26.783; 72.000 (Dhursar Concentrated Solar Plant) fresnel reflector Completed November 2014, referred as 125 MW is some sources[39][40][41][42]
100 Kathu Solar Park  South Africa Northern Cape 27°31′59.67″S 23°8′10.56″E / 27.5332417°S 23.1362667°E / -27.5332417; 23.1362667 (Kathu Solar Park) Parabolic trough completed February 2018, With 4.5h heat storage

[43][44][45][46][47]

100 KaXu Solar One  South Africa Pofadder, Northern Cape 28°53′40.56″S 19°35′53.52″E / 28.8946000°S 19.5982000°E / -28.8946000; 19.5982000 (KaXu Solar One) Parabolic trough with 2.5h heat storage[48][49][50]
100 Xina Solar One  South Africa Pofadder, Northern Cape 28°53′40.56″S 19°35′53.52″E / 28.8946000°S 19.5982000°E / -28.8946000; 19.5982000 (Xina CSP Project) Parabolic trough Commissioned in September 2017 with 5.5h heat storage[51]
100 Manchasol Power Station  Spain Alcázar de San Juan 39°11′N 3°18′W / 39.183°N 3.300°W / 39.183; -3.300 (Manchasol Power Station) Parabolic trough Manchasol 1 and 2 completed in 2011, each with 7.5h heat storage[26]
100 Valle Solar Power Station  Spain San José del Valle 36°39′N 5°50′W / 36.650°N 5.833°W / 36.650; -5.833 (Valle Solar Power Station) Parabolic trough Completed December 2011, with 7.5h heat storage[26][52]
100 Helioenergy Solar Power Station  Spain Écija 37°34′43″N 5°9′24″W / 37.57861°N 5.15667°W / 37.57861; -5.15667 (Helioenergy Solar Power Station) Parabolic trough Helioenergy 1 completed September 2011[53][54]
Helioenergy 2 completed January 2012[26][53][54]
100 Aste Solar Power Station  Spain Alcázar de San Juan 39°10′22″N 3°15′58″W / 39.17278°N 3.26611°W / 39.17278; -3.26611 (Helioenergy Solar Power Station) Parabolic trough Aste 1A Completed January 2012, with 8h heat storage[26]
Aste 1B Completed January 2012, with 8h heat storage[26]
100 Solacor Solar Power Station  Spain El Carpio 37°54′54″N 4°30′9″W / 37.91500°N 4.50250°W / 37.91500; -4.50250 (Solacor Solar Power Station) Parabolic trough Solacor 1 completed February 2012[26]
Solacor 2 completed March 2012[26][55]
100 Helios Solar Power Station  Spain Puerto Lápice 39°14′24″N 3°28′12″W / 39.24000°N 3.47000°W / 39.24000; -3.47000 (Helios Solar Power Station) Parabolic trough Helios 1 completed May 2012[26]
Helios 2 completed August 2012[26]
100 Shams solar power station  UAE Abu Dhabi Madinat Zayed 23°34′N 53°42′E / 23.567°N 53.700°E / 23.567; 53.700 (Shams solar power station) Parabolic trough Shams 1 completed March 2013 [56][57]
100 Termosol Solar Power Station  Spain Navalvillar de Pela Parabolic trough Both Termosol 1 and 2 completed in 2013[26]
100 Palma del Río I & II  Spain Palma del Río 37°38′42.56″N 5°15′29.32″W / 37.6451556°N 5.2581444°W / 37.6451556; -5.2581444 (Palma del Río I & II) Parabolic trough Palma del Rio 2 completed December 2010[26]
Palma del Rio 1 completed July 2011[26]
75 Martin Next Generation Solar Energy Center  US Indiantown, Florida 27°03′11″N 80°33′00″W / 27.05306°N 80.55000°W / 27.05306; -80.55000 (Martin Next Generation Solar Energy Center) ISCC with parabolic trough Completed December 2010[58]
75 Nevada Solar One  US Boulder City, Nevada 35°48.0′N 114°58.6′W / 35.8000°N 114.9767°W / 35.8000; -114.9767 (Nevada Solar One) Parabolic trough Operational since 2007
50 Guzmán  Spain Palma del Río 37°38′N 5°15′W / 37.633°N 5.250°W / 37.633; -5.250 (Guzmán) Parabolic trough Completed July 2012[26]
50 Khi Solar One  South Africa Upington 28°33′0.36″S 21°5′5.28″E / 28.5501000°S 21.0848000°E / -28.5501000; 21.0848000 (Khi Solar One) Solar power tower Completed Feb 2016
With 2h heat storage[48][49]
50 Bokpoort  South Africa Groblershoop 28°43′26.96″S 21°59′34.88″E / 28.7241556°S 21.9930222°E / -28.7241556; 21.9930222 (Bokpoort CSP Project) Parabolic trough with 9h heat storage[59][60]
50 Puertollano Solar Thermal Power Plant  Spain Puertollano, Ciudad Real 38°39′N 3°58′W / 38.650°N 3.967°W / 38.650; -3.967 (Puertollano) Parabolic trough Completed May 2009[61]
50 Alvarado I  Spain Badajoz 38°49′37″N 06°49′34″W / 38.82694°N 6.82611°W / 38.82694; -6.82611 (Alvarado I) Parabolic trough Completed July 2009[62][63][64]
50 La Florida  Spain Alvarado (Badajoz) Parabolic trough Completed July 2010[26][65]
50 Arenales PS  Spain Morón de la Frontera (Seville) Parabolic trough[26][66][67] 2013
50 Casablanca  Spain Talarrubias Parabolic trough[26] 2013
50 Majadas de Tiétar  Spain Caceres 39°58′10″N 5°44′32″W / 39.96944°N 5.74222°W / 39.96944; -5.74222 (Majadas) parabolic trough Completed August 2010[26][68]
50 La Dehesa  Spain La Garrovilla (Badajoz) 38°57′35″N 6°27′50″W / 38.95972°N 6.46389°W / 38.95972; -6.46389 (La Dehesa) Parabolic trough Completed November 2010[26]
50 Lebrija-1  Spain Lebrija Parabolic trough Completed July 2011[26][69]
50 Astexol 2  Spain Badajoz 38°48′42″N 7°3′36″W / 38.81167°N 7.06000°W / 38.81167; -7.06000 (Astexol) Parabolic trough Completed November 2011, with 7.5h thermal energy storage[26][66]
50 Morón  Spain Morón de la Frontera 37°7′11.24″N 5°33′50.45″W / 37.1197889°N 5.5640139°W / 37.1197889; -5.5640139 (Morón) Parabolic trough Completed May 2012[26]
50 La Africana  Spain Posada Parabolic trough Completed July 2012, with 7.5h thermal energy storage[26]
50 Olivenza 1  Spain Olivenza 38°45′18.73″N 7°8′40.42″W / 38.7552028°N 7.1445611°W / 38.7552028; -7.1445611 (Olivenza1) Parabolic trough Completed July 2012[26]
50 Orellana  Spain Orellana la Vieja 39°1′17.6″N 5°31′57.4″W / 39.021556°N 5.532611°W / 39.021556; -5.532611 (Orellana) Parabolic trough Completed August 2012[26]
50 Godawari Green Energy Limited  India Nokh Village,Rajasthan 27°36′01″N 72°13′25″E / 27.60028°N 72.22361°E / 27.60028; 72.22361 (Godawari) Parabolic trough 2013[70][71][72]
50 Enerstar Villena Power Plant  Spain Villena 38°43′41.51″N 0°55′18.23″W / 38.7281972°N 0.9217306°W / 38.7281972; -0.9217306 (Enerstar Villena) Parabolic trough Completed 2013[26][73]
50 Megha Solar Plant  India Anantapur 14°56′47″N 77°41′15″W / 14.94639°N 77.68750°W / 14.94639; -77.68750 (Megha Solar Plant) Parabolic trough Completed 2014[74][75]
50 Delingha Solar Plant  China Delingha 37°23′N 97°23′E / 37.383°N 97.383°E / 37.383; 97.383 (Delingha) Parabolic trough Completed July 2018[76]

Under construction[edit]

Solar thermal power stations under construction (of at least 50 MW capacity)
Electrical capacity (MW) Name Country Location Co-
ordinates
Expected
completion
Technology Notes
150 Noor III  Morocco Ghassate, Ouarzazate Province 2018 Solar power tower [15]
121 Ashalim power station B (Negev Energy)  Israel Negev desert 30°58′00″N 34°41′04″E / 30.966575°N 34.684508°E / 30.966575; 34.684508 (Ashalim power station B) 2018 Parabolic trough With 4.5h heat storage[77][78][79]
121 Ashalim power station A (Megalim Solar Power)  Israel Negev desert 30°57′46″N 34°43′50″E / 30.962667°N 34.730427°E / 30.962667; 34.730427 (Ashalim power station A) 2018 Solar power tower [80][81][78][79]
110 Cerro Dominador Solar Thermal Plant (Atacama 1)  Chile María Elena, Antofagasta   2018 Solar power tower [82]
100 Redstone Solar Thermal Power  South Africa Northern Cape 28°17′53″S 23°21′56″E / 28.29806°S 23.36556°E / -28.29806; 23.36556 (Redstone Solar Thermal Power) 2018 Solar power tower With 12h heat storage [83][84][85]
100 Ilanga 1  South Africa Northern Cape (Upington) 28°29′25.79″S 21°32′27.13″E / 28.4904972°S 21.5408694°E / -28.4904972; 21.5408694 (Ilanga 1 CSP Project) 2017 Linear Fresnel technology With 4.5h heat storage [86][87]
100 El Reboso 2+3  Spain La Puebla del Rio (Seville) 2015 Parabolic trough [88][89]
100 Diwakar  India Askandra 2014 Parabolic trough With 3h heat storage[90]
100 KVK Energy Solar Project  India Askandra 2014 Parabolic trough With 4h heat storage[91]
50 Erdos Solar Power Plant  China Hanggin Banner 2013 Parabolic trough [92]
50 CGNSED power plant  China Delingha 37°21′26″N 97°16′18″E / 37.35722°N 97.27167°E / 37.35722; 97.27167 (CGNSED) September 2016 Parabolic trough [93]

Announced[edit]

Solar thermal power stations announced
Electrical capacity (MW) Name Country Location Coordinates Technology Notes
1,600 Sandstone Solar Energy Project  US Nye County, Nevada 37°54′00″N 116°42′00″W / 37.90000°N 116.70000°W / 37.90000; -116.70000 (Sandstone Solar Energy Project) solar power tower 8 units with 10h heat storage[94]
450 Tamarugal Solar Project  Chile Atacama Desert, Chile Three solar power towers with 13h heat storage [95]
390 Likana Solar Project  Chile Antofagasta   Three solar power towers with 13h heat storage[96]
260 Copiapó Solar Project  Chile Atacama Desert, Chile Solar power tower PV integrated. With 14h heat storage [97]
150 Aurora Solar Thermal Power Project  Australia Port Augusta, South Australia 32°12′S 137°36′E / 32.2°S 137.6°E / -32.2; 137.6 (Aurora Solar Thermal Power Project) Solar power tower [98]
120 Shneur Solar Power Station  Israel Tze'elim, Israel Parabolic trough [99]
100 Solnova 2, 4–5  Spain Sevilla 37°25′00″N 06°17′20″W / 37.41667°N 6.28889°W / 37.41667; -6.28889 (Solnova Solar Power Station) Parabolic trough with heat storage [100]
100 CAP SunEdison  Chile Atacama Desert, Chile [101]
72 Mashhad solar-thermal power station  Iran Mashhad, Iran Parabolic dish with tracer system [102]
60 Al-Abdaliya  Kuwait ?? Parabolic trough [103]
60 Mashabei Sadeh solar-thermal power station  Israel Mashabei Sadeh (Negev), Israel CSP [104]
50 AZ 20  Spain Sevilla Solar power tower [100]

Decommissioned[edit]

  • Eurelios pilot plant, a 1 MW, power tower design in Adrano, Sicily, operational 1981–1987[105]
  • Solar One pilot plant, operational 1982–1986; converted into Solar Two, operational 1995–1999; site demolished 2009 – USA California, 10 MW, power tower design
  • SES-5 – USSR, 5 MW, power tower design, water / Steam, service period 1985–1989[106]
  • Maricopa Solar – USA Peoria, Arizona, 1.5 MW dish stirling SES / Tessera Solar's first commercial-scale Dish Stirling power plant. Completed January 2010,[107] decommissioned September 2011 and sold to CondiSys Solar Technology of China on April 2012.[108][109]

Largest plants by technology[edit]

Largest operational Solar Thermal Power Stations by technology
Technology type Capacity MW Name Country Location Coordinates Notes and references
Solar power tower 392 Ivanpah Solar Power Facility  US San Bernardino County, California 35°34′N 115°28′W / 35.567°N 115.467°W / 35.567; -115.467 (Ivanpah Solar Power Facility) Completed on February 13, 2014[1][2][3]
Parabolic trough 359 Solar Energy Generating Systems (SEGS)  US Mojave Desert, California 35°01′54″N 117°20′53″W / 35.03167°N 117.34806°W / 35.03167; -117.34806 (Solar Energy Generating Systems) Collection of 9 units[4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12]
ISCC with parabolic trough 75 Martin Next Generation Solar Energy Center  US Indiantown, Florida 27°03′11″N 80°33′00″W / 27.05306°N 80.55000°W / 27.05306; -80.55000 (Martin Next Generation Solar Energy Center) Completed December 2010[58]
Fresnel reflector 100 Dhursar  India Dhursar, Jaisalmer district 26°47′N 72°00′E / 26.783°N 72.000°E / 26.783; 72.000 (Dhursar Concentrated Solar Plant) Completed November 2014, referred as 125 MW is some sources[39][40][41][42]
Dish Stirling

See also[edit]

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