Andasol solar power station
|Andasol Solar Power Station|
Andasol Solar Power Station
|Location||near Guadix, Granada|
|Owner(s)||ACS Group (Andasol 1&2)|
|CSP technology||Parabolic trough|
|Site area||600 hectares (1,483 acres)|
|Site resource||2,136 kWh/m2/yr|
|Nameplate capacity||150 MW|
|Storage capacity||7.5 hours|
|Annual net output||495 GWh|
Andasol 1 solar power station is a large solar thermal power plant, near Guadix in Andalusia, in the province of Granada, one of the sunniest regions in Spain. The plant will cost 310 million euros and is currently under construction.
Andasol 1 will have a generating capacity of 50 megawatts and liquid salt heat storage will allow for electricity to be generated for seven hours after the sun has gone down. Annual electricity production will be 179 gigawatt hours which will cover the electricity demands of 50,000 households or 200,000 people.
Andasol 1 should be completed in mid-2008 and a second plant, Andasol 2, is planned.
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- Baseload (24/7) Solar is here! Archived 2012-10-25 at the Wayback Machine
- Annual report of Stadtwerke München, page 16 Archived 2013-11-27 at the Wayback Machine
- Parabolic Trough Power Plant “Andasol 1”