Medicine Hat ISCC

Project Facts:
Location: Alberta, Canada
SkyTrough® SCAs: 8
Total Aperture Area: 5,248 m2
Design-Point Energy Output: 3.07 MWth
Project EPC: WorleyParsons / Dynamic

Located outside of Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada is Canada’s very first integrated solar combined cycle (ISCC) plant. SkyFuel’s SkyTrough was selected for this project to supply solar thermal energy to offset the natural gas needed to generate approximately 1 MW of electricity for the City of Medicine Hat’s existing combined cycle power plant. Eight SkyTrough SCAs, with a total aperture area of 5,248 m2, arranged in 2 loops of 4 collectors, delivers 3.07 MW of thermal energy at design conditions (800 W/m2) to a solar steam generator.

The detailed design of the solar field, as well as balance of field and construction, was provided by WorleyParsons and Dynamic. Essential components for these collectors were manufactured by SkyFuel in Denver, Colorado, USA.