Kanchanaburi, Thailand

The first large scale Direct Steam Generation (DSG) based parabolic trough power plant in Asia will be constructed in the Kanchanaburi Province, a sunny region in the central part of Thailand. This power plant has a nominal capacity of 5 MWel and peak capacity of 9 MWel. The basic engineering has already begun and this plant is expected to go into operation by the end of 2010.

Technical parameters

   Powerplant Capacity (peak):
20 MW th
5 MW elec
   Aperture area:
45,000 m²
   Aperture width:
4.60 m
   Thermal efficiency (peak):
66 % at 330 °C
   Operating parameters:
330 °C
30 bar
   Thermal energy storage:
62 MWh th

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