SCHOTT started activities in the CSP industry in 1983, providing the glass tube envelopes for the first commercial CSP power plants in the US. In 2001 SCHOTT decided to develop an own receiver. This initiative was taken mainly due to an upcoming CSP market in the US and Spain as well as strong customer requests for a viable and sustainable technical solution. In 2005, the company received a first order for the 72 MW CSP plant “Nevada Solar One” in Boulder City, Nevada, US. Since then, SCHOTT Solar CSP has succesfully delivered SCHOTT Receivers to commercial power plants all over the world.
Key data of reference projects Nevada Solar One and Andasol I:
Nevada Solar One, USA
|Installed output:||72 MW|
|Start of operation:||June 2007|
|Location:||Boulder City, Nevada, USA|
|Size:||1.4 million square meters (15.0 million square feet) and as large as 212 soccer fields|
Andasol I, Spain
The Andasol solar power station, located in Andalusia, southern Spain, is Europe's first parabolic trough solar power plant. The site of the facility is on the plateau Guadix in the province of Granada and consists of three power plants: Andasol 1, 2 and 3.
|Installed output:||50 MW|
|Start of operation:||Winter 2008|
|Location:||Guadix (Granada) Plateau, Spain|
|Size:||2 million square meters (21.5 million square feet)|
|Thermal storage:||7.5 h full load with molten salts|