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This page provides information on Orellana, 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: Orellana
Country: Spain
Location: Orellana
Owner(s): Acciona (100%)
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: Orellana
Region: Badajoz
Lat/Long Location: 38°59′ 31.0″ North, 5°32′ 56.0″ West
Land Area: 186 hectares
Electricity Generation: 118,000 MWh/yr (Estimated)
Contact(s): SolarPACES
Start Production: August 2012
Cost (approx): 240,000,000 Euro
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


Developer(s): Acciona
Owner(s) (%): Acciona (100%)
EPC Contractor: Sener

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar-Field Aperture Area: 405,500 m²
# of Solar Collector Assemblies (SCAs): 416
# of Loops: 124
SCA Manufacturer (Model): Sener (SENERtrough)
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
Cooling Method: Wet cooling

Thermal Storage

Storage Type: None