Andasol solar power station

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Andasol Solar Power Station
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Andasol Solar Power Station
Andasol solar power station is located in Spain
Andasol solar power station
Location of Andasol Solar Power Station within Spain
Locationnear Guadix, Granada
Coordinates37°13′42.70″N 3°4′6.73″W / 37.2285278°N 3.0685361°W / 37.2285278; -3.0685361Coordinates: 37°13′42.70″N 3°4′6.73″W / 37.2285278°N 3.0685361°W / 37.2285278; -3.0685361
Commission date2009
Owner(s)ACS Group (Andasol 1&2)
Stadtwerke München
MAN Ferrostaal
Solar field
CSP technologyParabolic trough
Site area600 hectares (1,483 acres)
Site resource2,136 kWh/m2/yr
Power generation
Nameplate capacity150 MW
Capacity factor0.41[1]
Storage capacity7.5 hours
Annual net output495 GWh[2]

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.[3]

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.[3]

Andasol 1 should be completed in mid-2008 and a second plant, Andasol 2, is planned.[3]

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  1. Baseload (24/7) Solar is here! Archived 2012-10-25 at the Wayback Machine
  2. Annual report of Stadtwerke München, page 16 Archived 2013-11-27 at the Wayback Machine
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Parabolic Trough Power Plant “Andasol 1”

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