Novatec Solar has built a 9MWth solar field at Liddell Power Station, Australia, which complements the existing plant, a world first integration of solar thermal technology with a traditional power station. The plant has started operation in May 2012.

Solarfield at Liddell coal fired power station, Australia

Key data on the solar field Liddell
Manufacturer Novatec Solar
Owner Macquarie Generation
Product name Nova1
Model 4 rows linear Fresnel collectors, solar augmentation in an existing coal fired power station
Solar field length 403,2 m
Net aperture area 18,490 m²
Operating temperature 270°C
Operating pressure 55 bar
Peak thermal output 9,3 MWth
Thermal Output per year 13,550 MWhth
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