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Concentrating Solar Power Projects: Solar Paces
Project Overview
Project Name: Enerstar (Villena)
Country: Spain
Location: Villena
(Alicante)
Owner(s): FCC Energy (100%)
Technology: Parabolic trough
Turbine Capacity: Net: 50.0 MW Gross: 50.0 MW
Status: Operational
Start Year: 2013

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Enerstar

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

Status Date: February 14, 2014

Background

Technology: Parabolic trough
Status: Operational
Country: Spain
City: Villena
Region: Alicante
Lat/Long Location: 38°43′ 43.0″ North, 0°55′ 19.0″ West
Land Area: 214 hectares
Electricity Generation: 100,000 MWh/yr (Estimated)
Contact(s): David García
Company: FCC Energy
Break Ground: June 2010
Start Production: September 26, 2013
PPA/Tariff Type: Real Decreto 661/2007
PPA/Tariff Rate: 27.0 Euro cents per kWh
PPA/Tariff Period: 25 years
PPA/Tariff Information: Feed-in Tariff
Project Type: Commercial

Participants

Developer(s): FCC Energy
Owner(s) (%): FCC Energy (100%)
EPC Contractor: FCC, SerIDOM (IDOM Group)

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar-Field Aperture Area: 339,506 m²
# of Solar Collector Assemblies (SCAs): 420
# of Loops: 105
# of SCAs per Loop: 4
SCA Length: 150 m
# of Modules per SCA: 12
SCA Manufacturer (Model): Sener (SenerTrough)
Mirror Manufacturer (Model): Flabeg (RP3)
HCE Manufacturer (Model): Schott (PTR70)
Heat-Transfer Fluid Type: Thermal Oil
Solar-Field Inlet Temp: 293°C
Solar-Field Outlet Temp: 393°C
Solar-Field Temp Difference: 100°C

Power Block

Turbine Capacity (Gross): 50.0 MW
Turbine Capacity (Net): 50.0 MW
Turbine Manufacturer: Man-Turbo
Turbine Description: 3 extractions
Output Type: Steam Rankine
Power Cycle Pressure: 100.0 bar
Cooling Method: Wet cooling
Cooling Method Description: Cooling Towers
Fossil Backup Type: HTF Heaters (3x15MWt)
Backup Percentage: 12%

Thermal Storage

Storage Type: None