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Puerto Errado 2 (PE2), the 30MW solar thermal power station built by Novatec Solar using its proprietary solar field technology, has been completed and is in operation since August 2012. PE2’s solar boiler includes a mirror surface of 302,000m2 making it the world’s largest operational solar thermal power station based on linear Fresnel collector technology.
PE2’s 30MW electrical output is generated exclusively by solar power and will produce approximately 50 million kW hours of electricity per year. Annually, this equates to a reduction of carbon dioxide emissions of over 16,000 metric tonnes and enough clean energy to power 12,000 Spanish households.
|Key data on the solar power station PE 2|
|Model||28 rows of linear Fresnel collectors,
conventional steam turbine equipment and generator
|Solar field length||940 m|
|Net aperture area||302,000 m²|
|Operating temperature||270 °C|
|Operating pressure||55 bar|
|Peak thermal output||150 MWth|
|Peak electrical output||30 MWel|
|Electrical yield||49 GWh/year|