Solar Thermal Power Plants
 
Amal West Field
Location: Oman
Operator: Petroleum Development Oman
Capacity: 7 MWt
Operation: 2013
System supplier: GlassPoint Solar
Quick facts: On 21 May 2013, Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), and GlassPointSolar commissioned the Middle East’s first solar thermal enhanced oil recovery (EOR) project at PDO’s Amal West field in southern Oman. The enclosed trough design puts parabolic mirrors inside a glasshouse structure, protecting the collectors from wind, dust, etc., and this enclosure also enables the use of ultra-light, lower-cost reflective materials and automated washing equipment. Low-quality boiler water is used for the once-through steam generators. Construction took 1yr.

Photograph courtesy of GlassPoint Solar
Posted 9 Oct 2016

Marstal
Location: Denmark
Operator: Marstal Fjernvarme
Capacity: 12 MWt
Operation: 1996
System supplier: Arcon Solvarme A/S
Quick facts: This plant on Ærø island has 18,360 sq m of high-temperature solar collectors and was thought to be the world's largest solar district heating installation at completion.

Photograph courtesy of Marstal Fjernvarme
Posted 31 Aug 2005

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Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 12-Oct-2016

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