Parabolic Trough Power Plant Shagaya

The Shagaya Project is part of the “Innovative Renewable Energy” research program in Kuwait. The client for the construction of the parabolic trough solar power plant is the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research KISR. Like all power plants of this type, it has a solar thermal storage system that enables the provision of energy even at night, or on days without the sun.
The EPC-company TSK Flagsol has selected the EuroTrough collector, which has been used successfully in various countries for many years, for this power plant and acquired the licence for it from schlaich bergermann partner.
sbp sonne gmbh was also commissioned with the engineering control of this project.

Concentrating Solar Power,
Shagaya, Kuwait
KISR, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research
Markus Balz


Technical Data

50 MW
Thermal Storage
10 hours
SCE length
12 m
SCEs per SCA
600 m
No. Loops
Aperture Area
673.620 m²
License provider
sbp sonne gmbh


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