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Puerto Errado 1 Thermosolar Power Plant

This page provides information on Puerto Errado 1 Thermosolar, a concentrating solar power (CSP) project, with data organized by background, participants, and power plant configuration. This plant, operated by Novatec Solar España, is a linear Fresnel reflector system.

Status Date: September 7, 2011
Photo showing an aerial view at an angle and looking length-wise down light gray-blue parallel rows of mirrors that extend into the distance. Two groups of 16 rows each are separated by a gap.  Various tanks and pipes in the foreground represent part of the power plant in this Fresnel concentrating solar power field.
Project Overview
Project Name: Puerto Errado 1 Thermosolar Power Plant (PE1)
Country: Spain
Location: Calasparra
Owner(s): Novatec Solar España S.L. (100%)
Technology: Linear Fresnel reflector
Turbine Capacity: Gross: 1.4 MW
Status: Operational
Start Year: 2009

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Technology: Linear Fresnel reflector
Status: Operational
Country: Spain
City: Calasparra
Region: Murcia
Lat/Long Location: 38°16′ 42.28″ North, 1°36′ 1.01″ West
Land Area: 5 hectares
Solar Resource: 2,100 kWh/m2/yr
Source of Solar Resource: Client
Electricity Generation: 2,000 MWh/yr (Expected/Planned)
Generation Data Explanation: Following radiation estimation, own electrical consumers and equipment efficiency
Contact(s): Jutta Glänzel (Novatec)
Company: Novatec Solar GmbH
Break Ground: March 14, 2008
Start Production: March 19, 2009
Annual O&M Jobs: 1
PPA/Tariff Date: April 1, 2009
PPA/Tariff Type: b1.2 R.D 661/2007
PPA/Tariff Rate: 26.9375 Euro cents per kWh
PPA/Tariff Period: 25 years
PPA/Tariff Information: Tariff rate is 21.5495 Euro cents per kWh beyond 25 years
Project Type: Prototype


Developer(s): Novatec Solar GmbH
Owner(s) (%): Novatec Solar España S.L. (100%)
EPC Contractor: Novatec Solar España S.L.
Operator(s): Novatec Solar España S.L.
Power Support
Generation Offtaker(s): Iberdrola S.A.U.

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

# of Lines: 2
Line Length: 806 m
Mirror Width in Line: 16 m
Collector Manufacturer (Model) : Novatec Solar España S.L. (Nova-1)
Collector Description: Fresnel
Mirror Manufacturer : Novatec Solar España S.L.
Receiver Manufacturer : Novatec Solar España S.L.
Heat-Transfer Fluid Type: Water
HTF Company: Novatec Solar España
Solar-Field Inlet Temp: 140°C
Solar-Field Outlet Temp: 270°C

Power Block

Turbine Capacity (Gross): 1.4 MW
Turbine Manufacturer: KKK-Siemens
Power Cycle Pressure: 55.0 bar
Cooling Method: Dry cooling
Cooling Method Description: Air-cooled condensers
Design-Point Conditions: 270ºC, 55 bar

Thermal Storage

Storage Type: Single-tank thermocline
Thermal Storage Description: Ruths tank