- Category: Solar
07 May 2009
- Published on Thursday, 07 May 2009 10:19
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Abengoa Solar, the solar business unit of the Spanish technology company, Abengoa, begins construction on two parabolic trough technology-based concentrating solar power (CSP) plants in Spain.
Scheduled to be fully operational at the beginning of 2011, the two CSP plants, with a combined output capacity of 100 megawatts (MW), will generate enough energy to supply electricity to 52,000 households and reduce carbon emissions by 31,400 tons annually. The plants will be located in the town of Écija in Seville, Spain.
Abengoa Solar will employ its own parabolic trough technology in both plants. The technology already has a successful track record in the plants that make up the Solúcar Platform in Sanlúcar la Mayor, Seville.
The company began the Écija project in 2006, purchasing the necessary land and equipment, and obtaining the required construction permit needed to build the two plants.
The two plants in Écija are the latest additions to Abengoa Solar’s portfolio of solar projects. The company now has 250 MW of solar CSP under construction in Spain and 31 MW already in production.
Abengoa Solar develops technology that generates electrical power through the use of solar energy. Its parent company, Abengoa, is a technology company that manufactures solutions for the sustainable development in the infrastructure, environment, and energy sectors. Listed on the Spanish stock exchange, Abengoa has a capitalization worth €1,188.77 million.
- Natassia Y. Laforteza