Extresol Solar Power Station

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The Extresol Solar Power Station is a 150 megawatt (MW) commercial parabolic trough solar thermal power plant, located in Torre de Miguel Sesmero in the province of Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain.


The power station will be formed by three different systems: Extresol 1, Extresol 2 and Extresol 3, of 50 MW each, due to the power limitation of 50 MW per plant established by the Spanish legislation.

Extresol has a thermal storage system which absorbs part of the heat produced in the solar field during the day and stores it in molten salts.[1]

Extresol 1 cost around 300 M€ and was inaugurated on 25 February 2009.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Extresol". Estela Solar. Retrieved 2010-02-25. 
  2. ^ "Inaugurada Extresol-I, la primera termoeléctrica de ACS en Extremadura" (in Spanish). Energías-Renovables.com. Retrieved 2010-02-25. 

Coordinates: 38°39′N 6°44′W / 38.65°N 6.74°W / 38.65; -6.74