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Concentrating Solar Power Projects: Solar Paces
Project Overview
Project Name: Ibersol Ciudad Real (Puertollano)
Country: Spain
Location: Puertollano
(Castilla-La Mancha)
Owner(s): IBERCAM (Iberdrola Renovables Castilla-La Mancha) (90%)
IDAE (10%)
Technology: Parabolic trough
Turbine Capacity: Net: 50.0 MW Gross: 50.0 MW
Status: Operational
Start Year: 2009

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Ibersol Ciudad Real (Puertollano)

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

Status Date: January 30, 2013

Background

Technology: Parabolic trough
Status: Operational
Country: Spain
City: Puertollano
Region: Castilla-La Mancha
Lat/Long Location: 38°38′ 36.19″ North, 3°58′ 29.6″ West
Land Area: 150 hectares
Solar Resource: 2,061 kWh/m2/yr
Source of Solar Resource: Satellite/Meteorological Station
Electricity Generation: 103,000 MWh/yr (Expected/Planned)
Contact(s): Iberdrola Renovables
Break Ground: March 1, 2007
Start Production: January 1, 2009
Cost (approx): 200,000,000 Euro
Annual O&M Jobs: 60
PPA/Tariff Date: January 1, 2010
PPA/Tariff Period: 25 years
PPA/Tariff Information: Market price with premium system

Participants

Developer(s): IBERCAM (Iberdrola Renovables Castilla-La Mancha )
Owner(s) (%): IBERCAM (Iberdrola Renovables Castilla-La Mancha) (90%)
IDAE (10%)
Operator(s): Iberdrola Renovables
Generation Offtaker(s): Market

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar-Field Aperture Area: 287,760 m²
# of Solar Collector Assemblies (SCAs): 352
# of Loops: 88
# of SCAs per Loop: 4
# of Modules per SCA: 12
SCA Manufacturer (Model): Iberdrola (Iberdrola Collector)
Mirror Manufacturer: Flabeg
Mirror Manufacturer: Rioglass
# of Heat Collector Elements (HCEs): 6,336
HCE Manufacturer (Model): Schott (PTR70)
# of HCEs: 6
HCE Manufacturer: Solel
Heat-Transfer Fluid Type: Diphenyl/Biphenyl oxide - Dowtherm A
HTF Company: Dow Chemical
Solar-Field Inlet Temp: 304°C
Solar-Field Outlet Temp: 391°C
Solar-Field Temp Difference: 87°C

Power Block

Turbine Capacity (Gross): 50.0 MW
Turbine Capacity (Net): 50.0 MW
Turbine Manufacturer: Siemens
Output Type: Steam Rankine
Power Cycle Pressure: 100.0 bar
Cooling Method: Wet cooling
Turbine Efficiency: 38.9% @ full load
Fossil Backup Type: HTF heater (gas-fired)

Thermal Storage

Storage Type: None