PS10 solar power plant

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PS10 Solar Power Plant
PS10 solar power tower.jpg
PS10 solar power plant is located in Spain
PS10 solar power plant
Location of PS10 solar power plant
Official name Planta Solar 10
Country Spain
Location Sanlúcar la Mayor, Seville Province, Andalusia
Coordinates 37°26′32″N 06°15′15″W / 37.44222°N 6.25417°W / 37.44222; -6.25417Coordinates: 37°26′32″N 06°15′15″W / 37.44222°N 6.25417°W / 37.44222; -6.25417
Status Operational
Construction began 2004
Commission date 30 March 2007[1]
Construction cost 35 million
Owner(s) Abengoa Solar
Solar field
Type CSP
CSP technology Solar power tower
Collectors 624
Site resource 2,012 kWh/m2/yr
Power generation
Nameplate capacity 11 MW
Capacity factor 24%
Annual net output 23.4 GWh
The 11 megawatt PS10 solar power tower produces electricity from the sun using 624 large movable mirrors called heliostats.[2]

The PS10 Solar Power Plant (Spanish: Planta Solar 10) is a solar power plant in Sanlucar la Mayor, Spain.

The plant is made up of a tower in the center of a large field covered in many mirrors. Each of the 624 moveable mirrors has an area of 120 m2 (1290 ft2). The mirrors reflect the light from the Sun to the top of the tower. The heat warms water within pipes in the central tower turning it into steam. The steam drives turbines which, at peak, put out 11 MW of electricity.[3]

The planet is really good for providing electricity during the hottest parts of the day when air conditioning demand is the highest.

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  1. "Inaugurada en Sanlúcar una planta solar que producirá energía para abastecer a toda Sevilla". ElPaí 2007-03-31. 
  2. First EU Commercial Concentrating Solar Power Tower Opens in Spain,, retrieved 2012-01-25 
  3. First EU Commercial Concentrating Solar Power Tower Opens in Spain