PTC50 Alvarado

General Info
Owner/s: 
Acciona Energia
Technology: 
Central receiver (power tower) - Biomass
Country: 
Spain
Status: 
Development
Purpose: 
Demonstration
Usage: 
Electricity
Power: 
50.00 MW
Location: 
Alvarado, Badajoz
Companies involved
Project developer: 
Acciona Energia
Socioeconomics
Financing: 
European Investment Bank - €70 million
Other financing info: 

The EIB funding is included in EU's NER300 programme as the project was awarded.

General comments:

The Project concerns the implementation and operation of a 50 MW central tower concentrating solar power (CSP) plant using superheated steam. The plan will be located 15 km southeast of the city of Badajoz in Spain. The main technical solution of the Project is based on the conversion of primary solar energy into electrical energy, by means of a field of large tracking plain mirrors (heliostats), which reflect the solar radiation to a common focal point onto a solar thermal receiver mounted at the top of a central tower. It also implies the use of a conventional water steam power cycle (Power Island). The plant includes high capacity molten nitrate salt thermal energy storage system, as well as it integrates the hybridization with biomass and natural gas, in order to improve the manageability and overall efficiency of the plant.

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