Puertollano Solar Thermal Power Plant

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Puertollano Solar Thermal Power Plant
Puertollano Solar Thermal Power Plant is located in Spain
Puertollano Solar Thermal Power Plant
Location of Puertollano Solar Thermal Power Plant
Country Spain
Location near Guadix, Granada
Coordinates 38°39′N 3°58′W / 38.650°N 3.967°W / 38.650; -3.967Coordinates: 38°39′N 3°58′W / 38.650°N 3.967°W / 38.650; -3.967
Status Operational
Commission date May 8, 2009
Owner(s) Iberdrola, IDEA
Solar farm
Type CSP
CSP technology Parabolic trough
Site area 150 hectares (371 acres)
Power generation
Units operational 120,000
Nameplate capacity 50

The Puertollano Solar Thermal Power Plant is a parabolic trough solar thermal power plant, located near Puertollano in the Province of Ciudad Real, Spain. It is owned 90% by Iberdrola and 10% by IDEA. It uses 352 parabolic-cylinder collectors, with 120,000 parabolic mirrors and 13,000 absorber tubes.[1] Three additional sections are planned for operation beginning in 2013, Puertollano 2, 72 MW,[2] Puertollano 3, 12.4 MW,[3] and Puertollano 4, 50 MW.[4]

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