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Solar plants

Spain

Abengoa Solar is the owner and operator of nine 50 MW parabolic trough plants and five PV plants. These facilities have a total installed capacity of 492 MW.

Solucar Complex

The Solucar Complex is a unique technological center, the only solar complex in the world to gather together the three types of solar technology (tower, parabolic trough and PV) in commercial operation, pilot projects, and R+D+i laboratories. The Complex, which is located just outside of Sanlúcar la Mayor, Seville, Spain, has183 MW in commercial operation.

Project details

  • Contains seven commercial plants, for a total of 183 MW of installed capacity.
  • Contains three parabolic trough plants of 50 MW each, for a total of 150 MW. These plants are owned by Abengoa Solar.
  • Contains PS10 and PS20, the world’s first two STE towers in commercial operation. As of the end of 2014, these towers are part of Atlantica Yield’s asset portfolio.
  • Contains Casaquemada PV (1.9 MW) and Sevilla PV (1.2 MW).
  • Features a research and development site, on which a variety of new solar technology demonstration plants are under construction.
  • The Complex covers more than 2,471 acres.

Environmental – social – economic benefits

  • The Complex supplies clean electricity to approximately 94,000 households, while eliminating 114,000 tons of CO2 emissions each year.
  • It created 1,000 jobs during the manufacturing and construction phases, and still provides more than 150 jobs in plant operation.
  • Since construction began in 2004, this Complex has been boosting local industry through the purchase of goods and services, has been a catalyst for technological investment in the region, and has generated tourism in the area.

Solnova 1, Solnova 3 and Solnova 4

These three 50 MW parabolic trough plants, property of Atlantica Yield, are located at the Solúcar Complex, Sanlúcar la Mayor, Seville, Spain. They have been in operation since mid-2010.

Project details

  • These plants utilize parabolic trough technology developed by Abengoa Solar and feature significant design enhancements. Each plant is located on 280 acres, and contains approximately 3.23 million sq. ft. of mirrors.

Environmental benefits

  • Each plant produces 50 MW, enough electricity to satisfy the needs of 25,700 households. Each plant prevents 31,400 tons of CO2 from being released into the atmosphere each year.
Solnova 1, Solnova 3 and
Solnova 4
Location: Solucar Complex, Seville, Spain
Output: 50 MW each
Technology: parabolic trough
Solar field: 280 acres each
Households supplied with clean energy: 25,700 each
Tons of CO2 emissions eliminated each year: 31,400
Status: in operation
Owner: Atlantica Yield
Operator: Abengoa Solar

Ecija Solar Complex

The Ecija Solar Complex is home to two 50 MW parabolic trough plants. Both plants are in commercial operation. The first plant, Helioenergy 1, went into operation in September 2011, and the second, Helioenergy 2, in January 2012. Both of them are property of Atlantica Yield.

Project details

  • Helioenergy 1 and Helioenergy 2 have been operated since 2009 by a partnership formed by Atlantica Yield, Abengoa Solar and E.ON.
  • The two plants contain a total of 121,000 mirrors that concentrate the sunlight to generate steam at temperatures around 400º C(750º F). The solar field is more than 540 acres, the equivalent of 300 soccer fields.

Environmental benefits

  • Helioenergy 1 and Helioenergy 2 each produce enough electricity to fill the needs of 26,000 households. Each plant prevents 31,400 tons of CO2 emissions annually.
Ecija Solar Complex
Location: Ecija, Seville, Spain
Output: two 50 MW plants
Technology: parabolic trough
Solar field: approximately 275 acres each
Households supplied with clean energy: 26,000 per plant.
Tons of CO2 emissions eliminated each year: 31,400
Status: in operation
Owner: Atlantica Yield, Abengoa Solar and E.ON
Operator: Abengoa Solar

Castilla - La Mancha Solar Complex

The Castilla-La Mancha Solar Complex contains two 50 MW parabolic trough plants. Both plants, Helios 1 and Helios 2, went into commercial operation during the summer of 2012. Both of them are property of Atlantica Yield.

Project details

  • Each plant contains a total of 360 parabolic trough collectors and covers approximately 280 acres.

Environmental – social – economic benefits

  • The production of electricity at each plant is equivalent to the energy consumption of 26,000 households.. Each plant will prevent 31,400 tons of CO2 emissions annually.
  • More than 1,650 jobs were created during the construction of the Complex, and currently it employs 90 permanent plant operators.
Castilla-La Mancha Solar Complex
Location: Ciudad Real, Spain
Output: two 50 MW plants
Technology: parabolic trough
Solar field: 280 acres each
Households supplied with clean energy: 26,000 per plant
Tons of CO2 emissions eliminated each year: 31,400
Status: in operation
Owner: Atlantica Yield
Operator: Abengoa Solar

Extremadura Solar Complex

The Extremadura Solar Complex is made up of four 50-MW parabolic trough plants. Two of these plants, Solaben 2 and Solaben 3, have been in commercial operation since 2012. The last two plants, Solaben 1 and Solaben 6, entered into commercial operation in 2013. Both of them are property of Atlantica Yield

Project details

  • Atlantica Yield is the owner of Solaben 1 and Solaben 6, while Solaben 2 and Solaben 3 are jointly owned by Atlantica Yield (70%) and the Japanese company, Itochu (30%).
  • Abengoa Solar provides operation and maintenance (O & M) services for the entire complex.

Environmental – social – economic benefits

  • The total electricity production of Solaben 1 and Solaben 6 is equivalent to the energy consumption of 52,000 households, and 62,800 tons of CO2 emissions are prevented annually.
  • During the construction of the four plants, more than 1300 jobs were created, and contracts with more than 20 local companies were entered into. Currently the Complex employs 91 permanent plant operators.
Extremadura Solar Complex
Location: Logrosan, Caceres, Spain
Output: four 50 MW plants
Technology: parabolic trough
Solar field: 280 acres each
Households supplied with clean energy: 26,000
Tons of CO2 emissions eliminated each year: 31,400
Status: in operation
Owner: Atlantica Yield and Itochu (Solaben 2 and 3) and Atlantica Yield (Solaben 1 and Solaben 6)
Operator: Abengoa Solar


PV plants

Sevilla PV
Location: Solucar Complex, Seville, Spain
Output: 1.2 MW
Technology: low-concentration PV
Solar field: 30 acres
Households supplied with clean energy: 600
Tons of CO2 emissions eliminated each year: 800
Owner: Abengoa Solar
Operator: Abengoa Solar
Casaquemada PV
Location: Solucar Complex, Seville, Spain
Output: 1.9 MW
Technology: PV
Solar field: 30 acres
Households supplied with clean energy: 720
Tons of CO2 emissions eliminated each year: 1,300
Owner: Abengoa Solar
Operator: Abengoa Solar
Linares PV
Location: Linares, Jaén, Spain
Output: 1.9 MW
Technology: high-concentration PV
Solar field: 32 acres Households supplied with clean energy: 950
Tons of CO2 emissions eliminated each year: 1,470
Owner: Abengoa Solar
Operator: Abengoa Solar
Copero PV
Location: Seville, Spain
Output: 1 MW
Technology: high-concentration PV
Solar field: 17 acres
Households supplied with clean energy: 500
Tons of CO2 emissions eliminated each year: 780
Owner: Abengoa Solar
Operator: Abengoa Solar
Las Cabezas PV
Location: Seville, Spain
Output: 5.7 MW
Technology: PV
Solar field: 59 acres
Households supplied with clean energy: 2,750
Tons of CO2 emissions eliminated each year: 4,260
Owner: Abengoa Solar
Operator: Abengoa Solar