Solnova Solar Power Station

Coordinates: 37°22′N 6°12′W / 37.37°N 6.2°W / 37.37; -6.2
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Solnova Solar Power Station
The first three units of Solnova. I (right) III (left, front) and IV (left rear). The two towers in the background are the PS10 and PS20 solar power stations.
LocationSanlúcar la Mayor
Coordinates37°22′N 6°12′W / 37.37°N 6.2°W / 37.37; -6.2
Commission date2010
Owner(s)Abengoa Solar
Solar farm
CSP technologyParabolic trough
Total collector area
  • 1.15 km2 (0.44 sq mi)
Site resource2,012 kWh/m2/yr
Site area1.15 km2 (280 acres)
Power generation
Nameplate capacity150 MW
250 MW (planned)
External links
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The Solnova Solar Power Station is a large CSP power station made up of five separate units of 50 MW each. The facility is part of the Solucar Complex, in Sanlúcar la Mayor, in Spain, the same area where the PS20 solar power tower is also located.[citation needed] With the commissioning of the third 50 MW unit, the Solnova-IV in August 2010, the power station ranks as one of the largest CSP power stations in the world.

Solnova-I, Solnova-III, and Solnova-IV[1] were commissioned in mid-2010 and are all rated at 50 MWe in installed capacity each.[citation needed] All five plants are built, owned and operated by Abengoa Solar, a Spanish solar power company.

All five power stations, the three commissioned and two under development, will be utilizing parabolic troughs, a technology to use concentrated solar power. The three commissioned power stations are also equipped to support natural gas as its secondary fuel source for power generation.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ "Abengoa solar reaches total of 193 MW operating". Retrieved 1 November 2010.