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This page provides information on Andasol-3, a concentrating solar power (CSP) project, with data organized by background, participants, and power plant configuration.

Status Date: October 8, 2013
Project Overview
Project Name: Andasol-3 (AS-3)
Country: Spain
Location: Aldeire
Owner(s): Ferrostaal/Solar Millennium/RWE/Rhein E./SWM (100%)
Technology: Parabolic trough
Turbine Capacity: Net: 50.0 MW Gross: 50.0 MW
Status: Operational
Start Year: 2011

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Technology: Parabolic trough
Status: Operational
Country: Spain
City: Aldeire
Region: Granada
Lat/Long Location: 37°13′ 42.7″ North, 3°4′ 6.73″ West
Land Area: 200 hectares
Solar Resource: 2,200 kWh/m2/yr
Electricity Generation: 175,000 MWh/yr (Estimated)
Contact(s): Solar Millennium
Break Ground: March 1, 2008
Start Production: August 2011
Cost (approx): 315,000,000 Euros
PPA/Tariff Date: January 1, 2010


Developer(s): Ferrostaal AG
Owner(s) (%): Ferrostaal/Solar Millennium/RWE/Rhein E./SWM (100%)
EPC Contractor: Duro Felguera Group

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 Length: 150 m
# of Modules per SCA: 12
SCA Manufacturer (Model): Flagsol (SKAL-ET 150)
Mirror Manufacturer: Rioglass
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
Output Type: Steam Rankine
Power Cycle Pressure: 100.0 bar
Cooling Method: Wet cooling

Thermal Storage

Storage Type: 2-tank indirect
Storage Capacity: 7.5 hours
Thermal Storage Description: Molten salts