La Florida

This page provides information on La Florida, 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

Badajoz Badajoz
Spain

Lat/Long Location
38°
49'
1.11"
North
49'
45.49"
West
Land Area
200 hectares
Source of Solar Resource
La Florida Weather Station
Electricity Generation
175,000 MWh/yr Estimated
Break Ground Date
Start Production Date
Construction Job-Years
950
Annual O&M Jobs
45
PPA/Tariff Date
PPA/Tariff Information
RD661/07, POOL+premium option

Participants

Developer(s)
Renovables SAMCA
EPC Contractor
Not applicable (several contractors)
Operator(s)
Renovables SAMCA

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar-Field Aperture Area
552,750 m²
# of Solar Collector Assemblies (SCAs)
672
# of Loops
168
# of SCAs per Loop
4
SCA Aperture Area
822 m²
SCA Length
150 m
# of Modules per SCA
12
SCA Manufacturer (Model)
Ingemetal (SAMCA-Trough)
Mirror Manufacturer
Rioglass
HCE Manufacturer
Schott
# of Heat Collector Elements (HCEs)
24,192
HCE Length
4m
Heat-Transfer Fluid Type
Diphenyl/Diphenyl oxide
Solar-Field Inlet Temp
298ºC
Solar-Field Outlet Temp
393ºC
Solar-Field Temp Difference
95ºC
Heat Transfer Fluid Company
Dow Chemical

Power Block

Turbine Capacity (Gross)
50 MW
Turbine Capacity (Net)
50 MW
Turbine Manufacturer
Siemens (Sweden)
Output Type
Steam Rankine
Power Cycle Pressure
100 bar
Cooling Method
Wet cooling
Turbine Efficiency
38.13% @ full load (Percentage)
Gross Annual Solar-to-Electricity Efficiency (Percentage)
14%

Thermal Storage

Storage Type
2-tank indirect
Storage Capacity
7.5 hour(s)
Storage Description
29,000 tons of molten salt. 60% sodium nitrate, 40% potassium nitrate.

Project Overview

Project Name: La Florida
Location: Spain
(Badajoz)
Location: Badajoz (Badajoz)
Owner(s) (%): Renovables SAMCA (100%)
Technology: Parabolic Trough
Turbine Capacity (Net):
50 MW
Turbine Capacity (Gross):
50 MW
Status: Operational
Start Year: 2010

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