Flabeg FE delivered solar mirrors for Moroccan CSP project


The solar mirror manufacturer Flabeg FE GmbH delivered more than 530,000 annealed RP3 mirrors for the Noor I concentrated solar power (CSP) independent power project (IPP) in Ouarzazate, Morocco.

Noor I is a parabolic trough plant with a capacity of 160 MW and possesses 3 hours of thermal energy storage. It is owned by ACWA Power Ouarzazate, a developer, investor, co-owner and operator of plants, based in Saudi Arabia. The project is a greenfield project, meaning there were no prior CSP installations in the area, and was financed on a BOOT (build, own, operate, transfer) basis.

According to Flaberg FE, the solar mirrors have a focus deviation (FDx) below 6 mm, which is an improvement of 1 mm compared to the mirrors used in 2013. Additionally, Flaberg FE reached a reflectivity of 94.5 % due to their special bending and coating techniques.

Tanja Peschel