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    Orellana Solar Thermal Plant

    50-MW plant with 74 km of parabolic trough mirrors.

    In 2012, ACCIONA commissioned its fifth solar thermal plant in Spain and its third in Extremadura, located in Orellana la Vieja (Badajoz). With a capacity of 50 MW, the Orellana plant produces clean energy equivalent to the electrical consumption of some 33,000 homes from the heat of the sun captured by its more than 166,000 mirrors, installed on a surface area comparable to two hundred soccer fields.


    Orellana la Vieja, Badajoz, Spain
    50 MW
    Solar thermal with parabolic troughs


    • Annual average production of 114 GWh, equivalent to the demand of 33,000 homes in the area.
    • 166,656 mirrors aligned over 74.4 kilometres of collectors, with 405,480 m2 of useful surface area for the capture of solar radiation.
    • 113,000 tonnes per year of CO2 emissions prevented from coal-fired power plants.
    • 142 hectares of solar farm.
    • ACCIONA's proprietary solar collector technology.
    • Creation of 350 jobs during construction and 30 stable jobs in the operation phase.

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