Solar Steam Generators At India’s First CSP Plant Now Online


Godawari Green Energy Ltd. has fired up India's first grid-connected concentrating solar power (CSP) plant. The 60 MW Godawari facility, located in the Jaisalmer district, employs a steam generation system from Denmark-based Aalborg CSP & Sojitz Corp. Godawari expects its CSP plant to produce 130 GWh of electricity per year.

Aalborg CSP says its steam generator is designed to perform with a high gradient of up to 9 degrees C per minute, allowing a rapid ramp-up every morning and after transient clouds. The company says this capability can result in more than 30 minutes of extra operations during a normal nine-hour day, thereby increasing energy production by 5%.

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