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    PALMA DEL RIO CSP COMPLEX

    Two 50 MW plants that produce energy for 70,000 homes.

    Consisting of two twin plants (50 MW each), the Palma del Rio CSP complex is a good example of ACCIONA’S development in this field in Spain between 2009 and 2012. It owns and operates five plants totaling 250 MW that can supply clean energy to more than 170,000 homes.

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    Location
    Palma del Río. Córdoba. Spain.
    Capacity
    100 MW (2 x 50 MW).
    Technology
    Parabolic troughs.
    Start-up
    2010-2011.
    Owner
    ACCIONA Energy.

    Key Points

    • The biggest CSP complex installed by ACCIONA.
    • Average annual production: 232 GWh, equivalent to the demand from around 70,000 homes in the region.
    • 380,160 mirrors lined up = 152 kilometers of collectors
    • 750,000 m2 surface area for capturing the sun's rays
    • 223,000 metric tons of CO2 avoided per year.  Site: 260 hectares. 
    • 260 hectáreas de extensión.
    • ACCIONA proprietary technology in solar collectors.
    • 700 jobs created in the construction phase and 50 permanent jobs for the operation of the plant.
    • Construction of two plants simultaneously.

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