List of solar thermal power stations

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The 11 MW PS10 solar power tower near Seville in Spain

This is a list of solar thermal power stations. These include the 354 megawatt (MW) Solar Energy Generating Systems power plant in the USA, Solnova solar power station (Spain, 150 MW), Andasol solar power station (Spain, 100 MW), Nevada Solar One (USA, 64 MW), PS20 solar power tower (Spain, 20 MW), and the PS10 solar power tower (Spain, 11 MW). Many other plants are under construction or planned, mainly in Spain and the USA.[1] In developing countries, three World Bank projects for integrated solar thermal/combined-cycle gas-turbine power plants in Egypt, Mexico, and Morocco have been approved.[1]

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Operational Solar Thermal Power Stations
Name Country Location Notes
354 Solar Energy Generating Systems  USA Mojave Desert California Collection of 9 units
150 Solnova solar power plant  Spain Seville Completed 2010
100 Andasol solar power station  Spain Granada
Completed 2009
64 Nevada Solar One  USA Boulder City, Nevada
50 Ibersol Ciudad Real  Spain Puertollano, Ciudad Real Completed May 2009 [9]
50 Alvarado I  Spain Badajoz Completed July 2009 [10][11][12]
50 Extresol 1  Spain Torre de Miguel Sesmero (Badajoz) Completed February 2010 [13][14][15]
50 La Florida  Spain Alvarado (Badajoz) completed July 2010 [13][16]
Aerial view showing four of the SEGS III-VII plants located at Kramer Junction
Solar Towers from left: PS10, PS20.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 REN21 (2008). Renewables 2007 Global Status Report (PDF) p. 12.
  2. Abengoa Rakes in $426M for 4 Solar Power Plants
  3. "Abengoa Begins Operation of 50MW Concentrating Solar Power Plant". News. May 6, 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-07.
  4. Abengoa Solar begins commercial operation of Solnova 1
  5. Abengoa Solar begins commercial operation of Solnova 3
  6. Abengoa Solar Reaches Total of 193 Megawatts Operating
  7. Acciona y ACS inscriben sus termosolares en el registro de Industria
  8. ACS aumenta un 22,6% las ganancias de su negocio de 'energía verde' en la primera mitad de año
  9. José María Barreda and Ignacio Galán open IBERDROLA RENOVABLES’ first solar termal power plant
  10. Acciona Status Solarpaces 2008 p.25
  11. ACCIONA Energía develops 900-million-euro renewables projects in the region of Extremadura
  12. ACCIONA opens its first CSP plant in Spain, in Extremadura
  13. 13.0 13.1 Lokalizacion de Centrales Termosolares de Espana
  14. Solar Thermal Power Generation - A Spanish Success Story
  16. Spain - A Solar Thermal Powerhouse