The CSP (solar thermal) technology applied by ACCIONA has demonstrated its high energy production capacity since it entered service.
The Nevada Solar One facility, grid connected in June 2007, produced 136 GWh during its first full year of operation (2008), an increase of 9% over initial forecasts.
The plant continues to function satisfactorily, taking into account differences in the varability of solar irradiation.
Nevada Solar One was joined by Alvarado I (September, 2009), Majadas (November, 2010), Palma del Río II (December, 2010), Palma del Río I (July, 2011), and Orellana (September, 2012), all of them in southern Spain.
In 2012 ACCIONA Energy's CSP generation reached 596GWh, 31% up from the previous year due to the new facilities put into service. In the 1Q 2013, the power generation from CSP amounted to 69 GWh.
The graph below shows the evolution of the company's production from CSP.