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.

Description[edit]

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]

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References[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