ACCIONA Energy became a pioneer in 2007 when it grid connected the Nevada Solar One, a 64 MW parabolic cylinder facility located in the Nevada Desert (USA). It became the first company in the world to set up a CSP plant after the projects carried out in California between 1985 and 1991, leading to the rebirth of this renewable technology.
Since then, it installed (also under its ownership) five more plants, all of them in Spain, with total capacity of 249.80 MW. The company also installed a 1 MW plant in Saguaro (Arizona, USA) for the utility company Arizona Public Service (APS).
AGREEMENT TO SELL THE CSP POWER PLANTS IN SPAIN
On February 27th, 2018 ACCIONA announced an agreement to sell its five CSP plants in Spain -totaling a capacity of 250MW- to ContourGlobal plc. The deal was completed on May 10th, 2018.
ACCIONA Energy currently owns and operates the 64-MW CSP plant Nevada Solar One, located in the Nevada Desert (US). On May 10th, 2018, the company completed the sale of its five CSP plants in Spain (totaling 250 MW) to ContourGlobal plc. This deal will appear in the 2Q2018 ACCIONA results report.
Concentrating solar power (CSP) technology has shown its capacity to generate a high level of power. In 2017, the six CSP plants that ACCIONA owned and operated generated 578 gigawatt-hours of clean energy from the sun’s rays. This figure is equivalent to the electricity consumption of more than 150,000 homes, and avoids the emission of around 521,000 metric tons of CO2 to the atmosphere from coal-fired power stations and a cleaning effect on the air equivalent to the photosynthesis of around 25 million trees.
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