AORA Solar Tulip Tower - Almeria
Located near the village of Tabernas north east of the city of Almeria in southern Spain, the Platforma Solar Almeria (PSA) is the world’s largest and most exclusive Science Park/Center dedicated solely to the research and development of solar-based power-generating systems. The AORA Micro CSP module was accepted to this elite club, and construction was completed in 2011. Presently completing commissioning and certification, the plant will start producing utility grade electrical power early in 2012. The 170 kW of thermal energy created as a by-product of the electrical generation, will be used for the operation of a demonstration desalination unit capable of delivering 3 m³ of fresh water per 24 hour cycle.