Solar, Solar Thermal Energy

Parabolic trough power plant Andasol III

The 50 MW solar thermal power plant Andasol III is based on the Eurotrough design. The plant is situated in close vicinity to the power plants Andasol 2 and 3. The collector field covers an area of approximately 1,300 m x 1,500 m and consists of 152 loops respectively 7,296 solar collector elements (SCEs). The thermal storage allows an operation of the plant with nominal output for 7.5 hours after sunset.
The power plant produces approximately 179 GWh annually, providing up to 200,000 people with electricity.

Aldeire, Spain
Marquesado Solar S.L, Spain
Markus Balz

Technical Data

Aperture width
6 m
SCE length
12 m
SCEs per SCA
Loop length
600 m
Aperture area
497,000 m²
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