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Solacor 2

This page provides information on Solacor 2, a concentrating solar power (CSP) project, with data organized by background, participants, and power plant configuration.

Status Date: March 20, 2017
Project Overview
Project Name: Solacor 2
Country: Spain
Location: El Carpio
Owner(s): Abengoa Solar (74%)
JGC (26%)
Technology: Parabolic trough
Turbine Capacity: Net: 50.0 MW Gross: 50.0 MW
Status: Operational
Start Year: 2012

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Technology: Parabolic trough
Status: Operational
Country: Spain
City: El Carpio
Region: Córdoba
Lat/Long Location: 37°54′ 54.0″ North, 4°30′ 9.0″ West
Land Area: 110 hectares
Electricity Generation: 100,000 MWh/yr (Estimated)
Contact(s): Allison Lenthall
Company: Abengoa Solar
Start Production: March 9, 2012
Construction Job-Years: 450
Annual O&M Jobs: 40
PPA/Tariff Type: Real Decreto 661/2007
PPA/Tariff Rate: 27.0 Euro cents per kWh
PPA/Tariff Period: 25 years
Project Type: Commercial


Developer(s): Abengoa Solar ; JGC
Owner(s) (%): Abengoa Solar (74%)
JGC (26%)
EPC Contractor: Abener/Teyma
Operator(s): Abengoa Solar

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar-Field Aperture Area: 300,000 m²
# of Solar Collector Assemblies (SCAs): 360
# of SCAs per Loop: 4
SCA Length: 150 m
# of Modules per SCA: 12
SCA Manufacturer (Model): Abengoa Solar (ASTRØ)
# of Heat Collector Elements (HCEs): 12,960
HCE Manufacturer: Schott
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
Cooling Method Description: Cooling Towers

Thermal Storage

Storage Type: None