SUPCON SOLAR Delingha 50MW CSP Plant Set New High of Single-day Electricity Output
Release date:2019-06-13

From June 12th to 2:12 am June 13th, SUPCON SOLAR Delingha 50MW Tower CSP Plant has generated 863MWh electricity, setting new high of single-day output.

The operation record of June 12th shows the molten salt temperature at receiver outlet reached 566℃(The design value is 565℃). At 5:40 pm, the hot salt tank has been fully filled and the average molten salt temperature was 563.2℃. The main steam reached 541℃/13.3 MPa(The design value is 540℃/13.2MPa), and the output power of generator reached 50.61MW (The design value is 50MW). As of 2:12 am June 13th, when the plant was desynchronized to the grid, the total electricity output is 863MWh, which accounted for 96.5% of the predicted electricity output of 894MWh based on the performance model.

Photo 1: 16:49, June 12th, hot salt tank was 94.67% filled, temp was 563.2℃

Photo 2: 17:11, June 12th, steam: 541℃/13.2MPa, Generator: 50.61MW

Photo 3: 2:12 am, June 13th, single-day electricity output: 863.3MWh

SUPCON SOLAR Delingha 50MW Tower CSP Plant was synchronized to the grid on Dec.30th 2018, and reached full-load operation on April 17th 2019. Since May 26th, the actual electricity output against the predicted value of the performance model has exceeded 85% for two consecutive weeks, during which the figure has reached over 100% for three days.

Photo 4: The plant in operation

Photo 5: The plant in operation

SUPCON SOLAR Delingha 50MW Molten Salt Tower CSP Plant, one of China's CSP Demonstration projects, is installed with a 7-hour molten salt storage system and designed to generate 146GWh electricity annually. The project was launched on March 15th, 2017 and was synchronized to the grid on Dec. 30th, 2018, and it is designed and constructed based on SUPCON SOLAR's fully patented technologies, over 95% equipment are domestically sourced.