A joint venture between Sener and Masdar, Torresol Energy has three concentrated solar power plants in Spain - Gemasolar and Valle 1 & 2.

Gemasolar, located in Fuentes de Andalucia in the province of Seville in Spain is the world’s first utility-scale solar power plant to combine a central tower receiver system and molten salt storage technology enabling electricity supply 24 hours a day. The plant has an installed capacity of 20 megawatts (MW).

Construction began in 2008, was completed in May 2011, and the plant was officially inaugurated in October 2011. Gemasolar’s design is a promising alternative generation technology to complement the more widespread parabolic trough technology.

Project Info

Technologies Used
Central Tower Receiver Concentrated Solar Power Solar Farm Thermal Energy Storage 24-hour power generation
Location
Seville
Project Completion Year
2011
Status
Operational

Awards

Best solar power plant design 2011
Sustainable Development Process Award 2011 by the European Business Award

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