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Parabolic trough technology

Captadores cilindroparabólicos SENERTrough en las plantas Valle 1 y Valle 2Parabolic trough technology consists of a series of parabolic mirrors arranged in horizontal rows that concentrate solar radiation in a central tube containing thermal oil. The hot oil is used to vaporize water, which, channeled to a steam turbine, drives a generator that injects electrical energy into the grid. Likewise, the excess power is used to heat molten salts and thus store the heat to continue to produce electricity at times of low solar radiation or at night.

SENER has completed 28 projects for plants of this kind and has developed its own trough system, SENERtrough®.

 

Parabolic trough plant Samca, La Florida and La Dehesa, Badajoz, Spain. La Florida and La Dehesa are two 50MWe CSP plants each. These plants are located in the municipality of Alvarado (Badajoz) and La Garrovilla (Badajoz), respectively. The plants... [+]

Parabolic trough plant Aste 1A & 1B, Alcázar de San Juan, Ciudad Real, Spain. Aste 1A and 1B are two power generation plants of 50 MW with similar characteristics. The technology of these two twin plants is SENErtrough® parabolic through co... [+]

Parabolic trough plant Soluz Guzmán, Palma del Río, Córdoba, Spain. Soluz Guzmán is a thermosolar power generation plant of 50 MW. The technology of the plant is parabolic through collectors, SENERtrough®, patented by SENER. The owner is FCC &a... [+]

Parabolic trough plant Orellana, Badajoz, Spain. Parabolic trough plant Orellana is a power generation plant of 50 MW. The technology of the plant is SENERtrough® parabolic through collectors, patented by SENER. The owner is ACCIONA ENERGÍA. SE... [+]

La Africana is a power generation plant of 50 MW located in Posadas, Córdoba, Spain. The technology of the plant is parabolic through collectors. The owner is MAGTEL - TSK - ORTIZ. SENER is responsible for the solar field collectors engineering, su... [+]

Power generation plant of 50 MW located in Talarrubias, Badajoz, Spain. The technology of the plant is parabolic through collectors. The owner is COBRA Systems y Reds (ACS). SENER is the EPC risk sharing partner and responsible for the complete desi... [+]

Parabolic trough plant Villena, Alicante, Spain. The Villena 50 MW project, has an annual output of 110,000 MWh, equivalent to the coverage of about 40,000 households. The technology used is SENERtrough® parabolic trough collectors, patented by SE... [+]

Valle 1 and Valle 2 parabolic trough plants, San José del Valle, Cádiz, Spain. Valle 1 and Valle 2 are two adjacent 50 MW plants of electrical energy generation with similar characteristics located in San José del Valle (Cadiz, Spain). The techn... [+]

Download NOORo I fact sheet Parabolic trough plant NOORo I, Ouarzazate, Morocco. SENER, ACCIONA and TSK make up the construction consortium with the turnkey contract, or EPC, for NOORo I, a high-efficiency modern power station. With 160 MWe of ... [+]

Download NOORo II fact sheet Parabolic trough plant NOORo II, Ouarzazate, Moroco. Following NOORo I, SENER is now beginning the works on NOORo II, which is rated at 200 MWe and has molten salts storage capacity, and in which SENER’s second ... [+]

Parabolic trough plant Kathu, South Africa. Kathu is a 100 MWe thermosolar plant with 250 loops using SENERtrough®-2 parabolic troughs designed and patented by SENER and with a thermal storage capacity of 1.550 MWth, thanks to the use of molten sa... [+]

Parabolic trough plant Ilanga 1, Upington, Northern Cape, South Africa. Ilanga 1 is a 100 MWe thermosolar plant with 266 loops using SENERtrough® parabolic troughs designed and patented by SENER and with a thermal storage capacity of 1,250 MWth, fi... [+]

Parabolic trough plant Bokpoort, Northen Cape, South Africa. Bokpoort 50 MW project is the first Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) plant in South Africa using a large capacity of storage (slightly above 9 hours), focused on 24/7 production during Spri... [+]

Central tower technology

Planta termosolar GemasolarSENER designed and built through to its start-up Gemasolar, the first utility scale power plant based on concentrated solar energy with central tower receiver technology and a molten salt storage system.

Thanks to its configuration, Gemasolar can continue to produce electricity for 15 hours without any sun, and therefore it is significantly more efficient than other thermosolar plants that are currently in commercial operation.

After the success of the Gemasolar plant, SENER has taken on the new challenge of designing and building the next generation of central tower plants, with 150 MWe capacity.

 

Gemasolar, central receiver plant, Fuentes de Andalucia, Sevilla, Spain. Gemasolar is a 19.9 MWe thermosolar power plant with 120 MWt molten salt central receiver. Solar field of 310,000 m2  mirror surface. Solar thermal energy collected and store... [+]

Download NOORo III fact sheet Central receiver plant NOORo III, Ouarzazate, Morocco. Following NOORo I, SENER is now beginning the works on NOORo II, which is rated at 200 MWe and has molten salts storage capacity, and in which SENER’s seco... [+]

SENER has been working on a costoptimized heliostat, an innovation funded by the EEA Grants Program through the Spanish Center for the Development of Industrial Technology CDTI. HELIOCOST plans to design, manufacture and install a heliostat p... [+]

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