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Concentrating Solar Power Projects: Solar Paces
Project Overview
Project Name: Termosol 1
Country: Spain
Location: Navalvillar de Pela
(Badajoz)
Owner(s): NextEra, FPL (100%)
Technology: Parabolic trough
Turbine Capacity: Net: 50.0 MW Gross: 50.0 MW
Status: Operational
Start Year: 2013

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Termosol 1

This page provides information on Termosol 1, a concentrating solar power (CSP) project, with data organized by background, participants, and power plant configuration.

Status Date: March 14, 2013

Background

Technology: Parabolic trough
Status: Operational
Country: Spain
City: Navalvillar de Pela
Region: Badajoz
Lat/Long Location: 39°11′ 35.0″ North, 5°34′ 34.0″ West
Land Area: 200 hectares
Electricity Generation: 180,000 MWh/yr (Estimated)
Contact(s): SolarPACES
Break Ground: March 2011
Start Production: March 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): NextEra, FPL
Owner(s) (%): NextEra, FPL (100%)
EPC Contractor: Sener

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar-Field Aperture Area: 523,200 m²
# of Solar Collector Assemblies (SCAs): 640
# of Loops: 160
# of SCAs per Loop: 4
SCA Aperture Area: 817 m²
SCA Manufacturer (Model): Sener (SENERtrough)
Mirror Manufacturer (Model): Flabeg (RP3)
Heat-Transfer Fluid Type: Thermal Oil
Solar-Field Inlet Temp: 293°C
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
Fossil Backup Type: HTF Heaters (3x16MWt)

Thermal Storage

Storage Type: 2-tank indirect
Storage Capacity: 9 hours
Thermal Storage Description: 60% Sodium Nitrate, 40% Potassium Nitrate.