Solel Solar Systems Ltd. has secured the first order for its new UVAC 2008 solar receiver with Aries Solar TermoelÃ©ctrica SL, for nearly 46,000 systems for two 50 MW solar power plants in Spain.
UVAC 2008 is built in Castilla La Mancha by ASTE, a Spanish independent company owned by Aries Ingenier’a y Sistemas SA and ABN AMRO Infrastructure Capital Management Ltd. Delivery of the receivers will commence in August.
‘The solar receiver is a crucial component of the plants, enabling us to produce peak demand electricity without using fossil fuels,’ says Javier Rojas, president of Aries. ‘We intend to have our solar power plants up and running by the second quarter of 2010.’
UVAC 2008 includes an improved glass-to-metal expansion system, which increases the receiver's available exposure and resulting energy production. In addition, Solel's patented hydrogen absorption system ensures that the receiver will not suffer reduced yields due to vacuum loss.