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This page provides information on Jemalong Solar Thermal Station, a concentrating solar power (CSP) project, with data organized by background, participants, and power plant configuration.

                                  

Project Overview
Project Name:Jemalong Solar Thermal Station
Country:Australia
Location:Jemalong (New South Wales)
Owner(s):Vast Solar
Technology:Power tower
Turbine Capacity:Gross: 1.1 MW
Status:Operational
Start Year:2016

                                                                                                                                                            

Background
Technology:Power tower
Status:Operational
Country:Australia
City:Jemalong
Region:New South Wales
Lat/Long Location:33°24′ South, 148°6′ East
Land Area:10 hectares
Electricity Generation:2,200 MWh/yr
Break Ground:2014/4/1
Start Production:2016/1/1
Cost (approx):10 AU$ million
Project Type:Pilot project
Incentives:AU$4.99 million from ARENA
Participants
Developer(s):Vast Solar
Owner(s) (%):Vast Solar
Operator(s):Vast Solar
Generation Offtaker(s):Essential Energy
Heliostat Manufacturer:Vast Solar
Receiver Manufacturer:Vast Solar
Solar Field
Heliostat Solar-Field  Aperture Area:15,000 m²
# of Heliostats:3,500
Heliostat Description:Standard Azi/Ele
Tower Height:30 m
Heat-Transfer Fluid Type:Liquid sodium
Receiver Inlet Temp:270C
Receiver Outlet Temp:560C
Power Block
Turbine Capacity (Gross):1.1 MW
Output Type:Steam Rankine
Cooling Method:Dry cooling
Cooling Method Description:MACCSOL Air Cooled Condenser
Fossil Backup Type:None
Thermal Storage
Storage Type:2-tank direct
Storage Capacity:3 hours
Thermal Storage Description:Liquid sodium


*Reference from NREL

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