PS10 solar power plant
|PS10 Solar Power Plant|
|Official name||Planta Solar 10|
|Location||Sanlúcar la Mayor, Seville Province, Andalusia|
|Commission date||30 March 2007|
|Construction cost||€35 million|
|CSP technology||Solar power tower|
|Site resource||2,012 kWh/m2/yr|
|Nameplate capacity||11 MW|
|Annual net output||23.4 GWh|
|Commons||Related media on Commons|
The plant is made up of a tower in the center of a large field covered in many mirrors. Each of the 624 moveable mirrors has an area of 120 m2 (1290 ft2). The mirrors reflect the light from the Sun to the top of the tower. The heat warms water within pipes in the central tower turning it into steam. The steam drives turbines which, at peak, put out 11 MW of electricity.
The planet is really good for providing electricity during the hottest parts of the day when air conditioning demand is the highest.
- "Inaugurada en Sanlúcar una planta solar que producirá energía para abastecer a toda Sevilla". ElPaís.es. 2007-03-31.
- First EU Commercial Concentrating Solar Power Tower Opens in Spain, Ens-newswire.com, retrieved 2012-01-25
- First EU Commercial Concentrating Solar Power Tower Opens in Spain