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    Thermal Solar Complex in Palma del Río

    Two plants of 50 MW each, producing energy for 70,000 homes.

    Made up of twin 50-MW plants, the thermal solar complex of Palma del Río is a perfect example of the solar thermal projects carried out by ACCIONA Energía in Spain from 2009 to 2012, with a total of five plants installed, amounting to a total of 250 MW, with a capacity to supply clean energy to more than 170,000 homes.

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    Location
    Palma del Río, Córdoba, Spain
    Power
    100 MW (2 x 50 MW)
    Technology
    Solar thermal with parabolic troughs
    Commissioning
    2010-2011
    Ownership
    ACCIONA Energía (85%), Mitsubishi Corp. (15%)

    HIGHLIGHTS

    • Largest solar thermal complex installed by ACCIONA.
    • Annual average production of 232 GWh, equivalent to the demand of 70,000 homes in the area.
    • 380,160 mirrors aligned over 152 kilometres of collectors.
    • 750,000 m2 of useful surface area for collection.
    • 223,000 tonnes per year of CO2 emissions prevented.
    • 260 hectares of area.
    • ACCIONA's proprietary solar collector technology.
    • Creation of 700 jobs during construction, and 50 stable jobs in the operation phase.
    • Simultaneous construction of two plants.

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