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Concentrating Solar Power Projects: Solar Paces
Project Overview
Project Name: Termesol 50 (Valle 2)
Country: Spain
Location: San José del Valle
(Cádiz)
Owner(s): Torresol (100%)
Technology: Parabolic trough
Turbine Capacity: Net: 49.9 MW Gross: 49.9 MW
Status: Operational
Start Year: 2011

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Termesol 50

This page provides information on Vallesol 50, a concentrating solar power (CSP) project, with data organized by background, participants, and power plant configuration.

Status Date: August 14, 2012

Background

Technology: Parabolic trough
Status: Operational
Country: Spain
City: San José del Valle
Region: Cádiz
Lat/Long Location: 36°39′ 40.0″ North, 5°50′ 50.0″ West
Land Area: 230 hectares
Solar Resource: 2,097 kWh/m2/yr
Electricity Generation: 175,000 MWh/yr (Expected)
Contact(s): Juan Ignacio Burgaleta
Company: Torresol
Break Ground: May 1, 2009
Start Production: December 2011
Cost (approx): 320,000,000 Euro
Cost Info Source: Torresol
Construction Job-Years: 900
Annual O&M Jobs: 45
PPA/Tariff Date: January 1, 2010

Participants

Developer(s): Torresol
Owner(s) (%): Torresol (100%)
EPC Contractor: UTE Valle 2
Operator(s): Torresol

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar-Field Aperture Area: 510,120 m²
# of Solar Collector Assemblies (SCAs): 624
# of Loops: 156
# of SCAs per Loop: 4
SCA Aperture Area: 817 m²
SCA Manufacturer (Model): Sener (SenerTrough)
Heat-Transfer Fluid Type: Diphenyl/Diphenyl Oxide
Solar-Field Inlet Temp: 293°C
Solar-Field Outlet Temp: 393°C
Solar-Field Temp Difference: 100°C

Power Block

Turbine Capacity (Gross): 49.9 MW
Turbine Capacity (Net): 49.9 MW
Output Type: Steam Rankine
Power Cycle Pressure: 100.0 bar
Cooling Method: Wet cooling
Turbine Efficiency: 38.1% @ full load
Fossil Backup Type: Natural gas

Thermal Storage

Storage Type: 2-tank indirect
Storage Capacity: 7.5 hour(s)
Thermal Storage Description: 28,500 tons of molten salt. 60% sodium nitrate, 40% potassium nitrate.