Andasol-3

This page provides information on Andasol-3, a concentrating solar power (CSP) project, with data organized by background, participants, and power plant configuration.
Status Date

Background

Technology
Parabolic Trough
Status
Operational
Location

Aldeire Granada
Spain

Lat/Long Location
37°
13'
42.70"
North
4'
6.73"
West
Land Area
200 hectares
Solar Resource
2200 kWh/m2/yr
Electricity Generation
175,000 MWh/yr Estimated
Break Ground Date
Start Production Date
Cost (approx)
315,000,000 Euros
PPA/Tariff Date

Participants

Developer(s)
Ferrostaal AG
EPC Contractor
Duro Felguera Group

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar-Field Aperture Area
510,120 m²
# of Solar Collector Assemblies (SCAs)
624
# of Loops
156
# of SCAs per Loop
4
SCA Aperture Area
817 m²
SCA Length
150 m
# of Modules per SCA
12
SCA Manufacturer (Model)
Flagsol (SKAL-ET 150)
Mirror Manufacturer
Rioglass
Heat-Transfer Fluid Type
Thermal Oil
Solar-Field Inlet Temp
293ºC
Solar-Field Outlet Temp
393ºC
Solar-Field Temp Difference
100ºC

Power Block

Turbine Capacity (Gross)
50 MW
Turbine Capacity (Net)
50 MW
Output Type
Steam Rankine
Power Cycle Pressure
100 bar
Cooling Method
Wet cooling

Thermal Storage

Storage Type
2-tank indirect
Storage Capacity
7.5 hours
Storage Description
Molten salts

Project Overview

Project Name: Andasol-3 (AS-3)
Location: Spain
(Granada)
Location: Aldeire (Granada)
Owner(s) (%): Ferrostaal/Solar Millennium/RWE/Rhein E./SWM (100%)
Technology: Parabolic Trough
Turbine Capacity (Net):
50 MW
Turbine Capacity (Gross):
50 MW
Status: Operational
Start Year: 2011

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