30 MW Puerto Errado 2 Thermosolar Plant

Spain / Murcia
  • 100,000 hours of engineering
  • 50,000MWh electricity produced/year
  • 30MW installed power

This thermosolar plant, located in Calasparra (Murcia), uses Linear Fresnel technology. The power reached is the highest developed until now- 30 megawatts (MW). It offers the advantage of not requiring an oil circuit, used in conventional plants, integrating the solar field as a steam generator in the water-steam cycle.

Basic structure

  • 28 rows of mirrors, 940.8 meters long with a solar collection surface of 301,056 square meters
  • Two identical thermosolar units of 15 MW. Each one of them has a solar field and a power system that may be added to the other unit’s solar field, in order to improve turbine performance in low-solar power periods.

Benefits for the community

  • A cleaner energy source of greater potential than conventional technology based on thermal oil circuit
  • Progress in the town of Calasparra and surrounding areas with the creation of jobs
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