Hassi R'Mel integrated solar combined cycle power station

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Arrays of parabolic troughs

The Hassi R'Mel integrated solar combined cycle power station is an integrated solar combined cycle (ISCC) power station near Hassi R'Mel in Algeria. The plant combines a 25 MW parabolic trough concentrating solar power array, covering an area of over 180,000 m2, in conjunction with a 130 MW combined cycle gas turbine plant, so cutting carbon emissions compared to a traditional power station.[1] The output from the solar array is used in the steam turbine.

The construction contract was signed on January 5, 2007[1] and the plant was developed by New Energy Algeria (NEAL),[2] a joint venture between Sonatrach, Sonelgaz, and SIM.

The station began producing electricity in June 2011. It was inaugurated July 14, 2011.[3]

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  1. ^ a b Abener Signs Contract for Solar Thermal Electric - Combined Cycle Hybrid Plant, Solarbuzz.com
  2. ^ "New Energy Algeria".
  3. ^ "The first hybrid plant inaugurated today in Algerian Hassi R'mel".

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Coordinates: 33°7′29″N 3°21′7″E / 33.12472°N 3.35194°E / 33.12472; 3.35194