Abengoa Solar

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Abengoa Solar
Industry Solar power
Headquarters Sanlúcar la Mayor, Spain
Area served
Parent Abengoa
Website www.abengoasolar.com

Abengoa Solar (formerly Solúcar Energía[1]) is a subsidiary of Abengoa. Its primary activities include designing, promotion, financing attainment, construction and operation of solar power stations that use photovoltaics, concentrated photovoltaics, or concentrated solar thermal technologies.

Abengoa Solar and innovation[edit]

R&D investment: Over 42.4 million euros were invested in R&D in 2011 and a total over 150 million euros since 2007.[citation needed]

Patent rights: Given the importance of R&D, legal protection of industrial and intellectual property advancements is critical. The company, therefore, holds priority rights to various key inventions. 115 CSP and PV technology patent applications were registered as of May 2012.[citation needed]

Solar power tower[edit]

Abengoa Solar owns Europe's first commercially operating concentrating solar power plant, the 11 MW PS10 Solar Power Plant, that use the solar power tower technology, a form of concentrated solar thermal technology. The Spanish plant was featured in an episode of World's Strangest on the SciFi network.

Projects using their technology[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Solúcar Solar changes its name to Abengoa Solar". October 26, 2007. Archived from the original on July 7, 2011. 

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