Termesol 50

This page provides information on Vallesol 50, 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

San José del Valle Cádiz
Spain

Lat/Long Location
36°
39'
40.00"
North
50'
50.00"
West
Land Area
230 hectares
Solar Resource
2097 kWh/m2/yr
Electricity Generation
175,000 MWh/yr (Expected)
Break Ground Date
Start Production Date
Cost (approx)
270,000,000 Euro
Cost Info Source
Torresol
Construction Job-Years
900
Annual O&M Jobs
45
PPA/Tariff Date

Participants

Developer(s)
Torresol
EPC Contractor
UTE Valle 2
Operator(s)
Torresol

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 Manufacturer (Model)
Sener (SenerTrough)
Heat-Transfer Fluid Type
Diphenyl/Diphenyl Oxide
Solar-Field Inlet Temp
293ºC
Solar-Field Outlet Temp
393ºC
Solar-Field Temp Difference
100ºC

Power Block

Turbine Capacity (Gross)
49.9 MW
Turbine Capacity (Net)
49.9 MW
Output Type
Steam Rankine
Power Cycle Pressure
100 bar
Cooling Method
Wet cooling
Turbine Efficiency
38.10% @ full load (Percentage)

Thermal Storage

Storage Type
2-tank indirect
Storage Capacity
7.5 hour(s)
Storage Description
28,500 tons of molten salt. 60% sodium nitrate, 40% potassium nitrate.

Project Overview

Project Name: Termesol 50 (Valle 2)
Location: Spain
(Cádiz)
Location: San José del Valle (Cádiz)
Owner(s) (%): Torresol (100%)
Technology: Parabolic Trough
Turbine Capacity (Net):
49.9 MW
Turbine Capacity (Gross):
49.9 MW
Status: Operational
Start Year: 2011

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