Extresol Solar Power Station
|Extresol Solar Power Station|
|Location||near Torre de Miguel Sesmero, Badajoz|
|CSP technology||Parabolic trough|
|Site resource||2,168 kWh/m2/yr|
|Site area||600 hectares (1,483 acres)|
|Nameplate capacity||149.7 MW|
|Annual net output||495 GWh|
|Storage capacity||1,123 MW·he|
The power station consists of 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 uses parabolic trough and has a thermal energy storage system, which absorbs part of the heat produced in the solar field during the day and stores it in molten salts. Extresol 1 cost around €300 million and was inaugurated on 25 February 2009. The name of the power station, Extresol, is based on the name of the autonomous community, Extremadura, and the Spanish word for "Sun".
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- (NREL) Extresol-1
- (NREL) Extresol-2
- (NREL) Extresol-3
- "Extresol". Estela Solar. Archived from the original on 2010-07-31. Retrieved 2010-02-25.
- "Inaugurada Extresol-I, la primera termoeléctrica de ACS en Extremadura" (in Spanish). Energías-Renovables.com. Archived from the original on 2010-03-01. Retrieved 2010-02-25.