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    ALVARADO CSP PLANT

    The first plant with parabolic troughs installed by ACCIONA in Spain

    Grid connected in September 2009, Alvarado was the first of five CSP plants built by ACCIONA in Spain after the success of Nevada Solar One in the USA. Its 50 MW capacity can generate clean electricity equivalent to the consumption of around 28,000 homes from the sun’s rays.

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    Location
    Alvarado. Badajoz. Spain.
    Capacity
    50 MW.
    Technology
    Parabolic troughs.
    Start-up
    2009.
    Owners
    ACCIONA Energy.

    Key Points

    • The first CSP plant installed by ACCIONA in Spain.
    • Average annual production: 102 GWh, equivalent to the demand of around 28,000 homes in the area.
    • 184,320 mirrors, lined up in 73.3 kilometers of solar collectors.
    • 98,000 metric tons of CO2 from coal-fired power stations avoided per year.  
    • Solar field covering 130 hectares.
    • ACCIONA proprietary technology in solar collectors.
    • Creation of 350 jobs in the construction phase and 30 permanent jobs for the operation of the plant.

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