Arenales

This page provides information on Arenales, 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

Morón de la Frontera Sevilla
Spain

Lat/Long Location
37°
9'
43.00"
North
32'
54.00"
West
Land Area
220 hectares
Electricity Generation
166,000 MWh/yr Estimated
Break Ground Date
Start Production Date
PPA/Tariff Type
Real Decreto 661/2007
PPA/Tariff Rate
27 Euro cents per kWh
PPA/Tariff Period
25 years
PPA/Tariff Information
Feed-in Tariff
Project Type
Commercial

Participants

Developer(s)
RREF/OHL
EPC Contractor
Ecolaire España
Operator(s)
OHL

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar-Field Aperture Area
510,120 m²
# of Solar Collector Assemblies (SCAs)
936
# of Loops
156
# of SCAs per Loop
6
SCA Aperture Area
545 m²
SCA Length
96 m
SCA Manufacturer (Model)
Siemens (SunField 6)
HCE Manufacturer (Model)
Siemens (UVAC 2010)
# of Heat Collector Elements (HCEs)
22,464
HCE Type
Evacuated
HCE Length
4m
Heat-Transfer Fluid Type
Diphyl
Solar-Field Inlet Temp
293ºC
Solar-Field Outlet Temp
393ºC
Heat Transfer Fluid Company
LanXess

Power Block

Turbine Capacity (Gross)
50 MW
Turbine Capacity (Net)
50 MW
Turbine Manufacturer
GE
Output Type
Steam Rankine
Cooling Method
Wet cooling

Thermal Storage

Storage Type
2-tank indirect
Storage Capacity
7 hours
Storage Description
Molten salts; 60% Sodium Nitrate, 40% Potassium Nitrate.

Project Overview

Project Name: Arenales
Location: Spain
(Sevilla)
Location: Morón de la Frontera (Sevilla)
Owner(s) (%): RREF/OHL (100%)
Technology: Parabolic Trough
Turbine Capacity (Net):
50 MW
Turbine Capacity (Gross):
50 MW
Status: Operational
Start Year: 2013

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