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Andasol Solar Power Station
Andasol Solar Power Station
Andasol solar power station is located in Spain
Andasol solar power station
Location of Andasol Solar Power Station within Spain
Country Spain
Location near Guadix, Granada
Coordinates 37°13′42.70″N 3°4′6.73″W / 37.2285278°N 3.0685361°W / 37.2285278; -3.0685361
Status Operational
Commission date 2009
Owner(s) ACS Group (Andasol 1,2&3)
Solar Millennium
MAN Ferrostaal
Stadtwerke München
RWE Innogy
Solar farm information
Type CSP
CSP technology Parabolic trough
Power generation information
Installed capacity 150 MW
Capacity factor 0.41
Annual generation 540 GW·h

Andasol 1 solar power station is a large solar thermal power plant, near Guadix in Andalusia, in the province of Granada, one of the sunniest regions in Spain. The plant will cost 310 million euros and is currently under construction.

Andasol 1 will have a generating capacity of 50 megawatts and liquid salt heat storage will allow for electricity to be generated for seven hours after the sun has gone down. Annual electricity production will be 179 gigawatt hours which will cover the electricity demands of 50,000 households or 200,000 people.

Andasol 1 should be completed in mid-2008 and a second plant, Andasol 2, is planned.

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