Acciona Energy has started construction work on a 50 MW concentrated solar power (CSP) plant at Majadas de Tietar, located near Caceres, Spain. The facility is slated to enter service in summer 2010 and will use solar trough technology.
The Majadas plant will have a solar field of 135 hectares. Eight hundred solar collectors will be installed on the site, covering a total of 48 linear miles, and ewill be quipped with a total of 192,000 mirrors.
This plant is the third CSP plant built by Acciona in Spain, after Alvarado I (Badajoz), which will enter service this summer, and Palma del Rio II (CÃ³rdoba), which will be completed by the spring of 2010. All these facilities have a capacity of 50 MW and use the same technology applied by Acciona at its Nevada Solar One plant (64 MW), which has been operational since June 2007.
In June, Acciona expects to start construction work on its fourth CSP plant (Palma del Rio I). This facility will also have a capacity of 50 MW and is scheduled to begin service at the end of 2010. Acciona is currently planning a fifth CSP plant, Alvarado II, which will also have a capacity of 50 MW.
SOURCE: Acciona Energy