Manchasol 1

General Info
Owner/s: 
Cobra
Technology: 
Parabolic trough
Country: 
Spain
Status: 
Operational
Purpose: 
Commercial
Usage: 
Electricity
Power: 
50.00 MW
Start date: 
April, 2011
Location: 
Alcazar de San Juan, Ciudad Real
Generation: 
170.00 GWh
Technology

Solar field

Solar Collector Assemblies - Trough: 
SENER SENERTrough
Mirrors / Reflective surface: 
Flabeg RP3
Number of SCAs: 
624
Reflecting area: 
510 000 m²
Heat Collector Element (Tube): 
Schott PTR70
Heat Transfer Fluid: 
Dowtherm A
HTF Temp in: 
293ºC
HTF Temp out: 
393ºC

Power block

Storage Y/N: 
Yes
Storage type: 
two tank indirect - molten salts
Storage: 
7.50 Hours
Power cycle: 
Steam Rankine
Turbine: 
Siemens SST700
Cooling: 
Wet
Power (gross): 
50.00 MW
Power (net): 
49.90 MW
Backup: 
Yes
Backup type: 
Natural gas for HTF heating - max 15%
Companies involved
Project developer: 
Cobra
EPC: 
Cobra
Initec
O&M: 
Cobra
Key components suppliers: 
Siemens
Schott
Solel
Flabeg
SENER
Suppliers details: 
Siemens (Turbine)
Schott (HCE)
Solel (HCE)
Flabeg (Mirrors)
SENER (Troughs)
Lointek (HTF-Molten salt heat exchangers - Steam generation)
BValve (Valves)
Ensival Moret (Pumps)
LESER (Safety valves)
SES (Engineering services)
Saidi (Valves)
SMIT
MADE (Torque tube and pylons)
Flowserve (Control valves)
Albandi (Pipes)
Grupotec (Tecnical assistance)
Magline (Magnetic measuring for trough positioning)
WIKA (Pressure and temperature measurement equipment)
ABB (Distributed Control System)
CGS (Hydrogeological studies)
Schubert & Salzer - BVALVE (Valves)
Laitu solar (Troughs cleaning and/or pressure testing)
MTS (valves)
Reyco (Valves calibration and/or other valves related works)
Drehmo (Actuators)
Ideas en Metal (Torque Tube, Pylons, Drive Pylons, Welded frame, HCE supp)
AKO (Electric heat tracing)
Esindus (Cooling towers)
Socioeconomics
Cost: 
€300 million
PPA/Tariff: 
Spain RD661/2007 - 27 eurocent per kWh - 25 years
Financing: 
European Investment Bank - €70.95 million
KfW - €45 million
BBVA
Caja Madrid
Sabadell
BNP Paribas
Santander
WestLB
Dexia
Banesto
Banco Popular
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