La Africana

This page provides information on La Africana, 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

Posadas Córdoba
Spain

Lat/Long Location
37°
44'
52.00"
North
6'
56.00"
West
Land Area
252 hectares
Solar Resource
1950 kWh/m2/yr
Electricity Generation
170,000 MWh/yr Estimated
Start Production Date
Cost (approx)
387,000,000 Euros
Construction Job-Years
300
Annual O&M Jobs
40
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)
Ortiz/TSK/Magtel
EPC Contractor
Sener
Generation Offtaker(s)
Endesa

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar-Field Aperture Area
550,000 m²
# of Solar Collector Assemblies (SCAs)
672
# of Loops
168
# of SCAs per Loop
4
SCA Length
150
# of Modules per SCA
12
SCA Manufacturer (Model)
Sener (SenerTrough)
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
Cooling Method
Wet cooling

Thermal Storage

Storage Type
2-tank indirect
Storage Capacity
7.5 hours
Storage Description
60% Sodium Nitrate, 40% Potassium Nitrate.

Project Overview

Project Name: La Africana
Location: Spain
(Córdoba)
Location: Posadas (Córdoba)
Owner(s) (%): Ortiz/TSK/Magtel (100%)
Technology: Parabolic Trough
Turbine Capacity (Net):
50 MW
Turbine Capacity (Gross):
50 MW
Status: Operational
Start Year: 2012

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