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Concentrating Solar Power Projects: Solar Paces
Project Overview
Project Name: Palma del Río I
Country: Spain
Location: Palma del Río
(Córdoba)
Owner(s): Acciona Energía (100%)
Technology: Parabolic trough
Turbine Capacity: Net: 50.0 MW Gross: 50.0 MW
Status: Operational
Start Year: 2011

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Palma del Río I

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

Status Date: March 18, 2013

Background

Technology: Parabolic trough
Status: Operational
Country: Spain
City: Palma del Río
Region: Córdoba
Lat/Long Location: 37°38′ 42.0″ North, 5°15′ 29.0″ West
Land Area: 135 hectares
Solar Resource: 2,291 kWh/m2/yr
Electricity Generation: 114,500 MWh/yr (Estimated)
Contact(s): Asun Padrós
Company: Acciona Energía
Break Ground: June 2009
Start Production: July 2011
Construction Job-Years: 350
Annual O&M Jobs: 31
PPA/Tariff Type: RD 661/2007
PPA/Tariff Rate: 27.0 Euro cents per kWh
PPA/Tariff Period: 25 years

Participants

Developer(s): Acciona Energía
Owner(s) (%): Acciona Energía (100%)
EPC Contractor: Acciona Energía
Operator(s): Acciona Energía

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar-Field Aperture Area: 372,240
# of Solar Collector Assemblies (SCAs): 792
# of Loops: 99
# of SCAs per Loop: 8
SCA Aperture Area: 470 m²
SCA Length: 100 m
# of Modules per SCA: 12
SCA Manufacturer (Model): Acciona Solar Power (SGNX-2)
Heat-Transfer Fluid Type: Biphenyl/Diphenyl oxide
Solar-Field Outlet Temp: 393°C

Power Block

Turbine Capacity (Gross): 50.0 MW
Turbine Capacity (Net): 50.0 MW
Output Type: Steam Rankine
Cooling Method: Wet cooling

Thermal Storage

Storage Type: None