PS10 solar power tower

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PS10 Solar Power Plant
PS10 solar power tower is located in Spain
Location of PS10 Solar Power Plant
Official name Planta Solar 10
Country Spain
Location Sanlúcar la Mayor, 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
Constructor(s) Principal:
• Abener (Abengoa Energía)
Subcontract:
• Tecnical-Tecnicas Reunidas
• ALTAC
Solar farm information
Type CSP
CSP technology Solar power tower
Heliostats 624
Power generation information
Installed capacity 11 MW
Capacity factor 24%
Annual generation 23.4 GW·h
As of March 2012
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". ElPaís.es. 2007-03-31. http://www.elpais.com/articulo/andalucia/Inaugurada/Sanlucar/planta/solar/producira/energia/abastecer/toda/Sevilla/elpepuespand/20070331elpand_5/Tes.
  2. First EU Commercial Concentrating Solar Power Tower Opens in Spain, Ens-newswire.com, http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/mar2007/2007-03-30-02.asp, retrieved 2012-01-25
  3. First EU Commercial Concentrating Solar Power Tower Opens in Spain