Acciona opens second CSP plant in Extremadura

The company invested € 237 million for the construction of the 50 MW plant at Majadas de Tiétar. The plant is based on parabolic trough technology, where parabolic formed mirrors are focusing the sunlight onto absorber tubes which are filled with synthetic oil. The heat is used to generate steam that drives a conventional steam turbine.

Acciona has now four plants operating with a combined capacity of 214 MW. One of them is located in the USA, the 64 MW Nevada Solar One in the state of Nevada (operating since 2007) plus another three 50 MW plants in Spain: Alvarado (Badajoz, 2009), Majadas (Cáceres, 2010) and Palma del Río II (Córdoba, 2010). Two further plants, each with a 50 MW capacity are currently under construction. One of them, the Palma del Río I plant in Córdoba will be completed this summer. The second one, Orellana (Badajos) will be operational at the end of 2012. The total amount of investment for all six plants is about € 1.4 billion.

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