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    Majadas Solar Thermal Plant

    49.90-MW plant equipped with 192,000 parabolic trough mirrors.

    Second solar thermal plant built by ACCIONA in Extremadura following that of Alvarado, Majadas; came into operation in November 2010. Its 77 kilometres of solar collectors capture the heat of the sun to produce clean energy that can cover the demand of some 30,000 homes.

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    Location
    Majadas de Tiétar, Cáceres, Spain
    Power
    49.90 MW
    Technology
    Solar thermal with parabolic troughs
    Commissioning
    2010
    Ownership
    ACCIONA Energía (85%), Mitsubishi Corp. (15%)

    HIGHLIGHTS

    • Annual average production of 100 GWh, equivalent to the demand of 30,000 homes in the area.
    • 192,000 mirrors aligned over 76.7 kilometres of collectors.
    • 96,100 tonnes per year of CO2 emissions prevented from coal-fired power plants.
    • 135 hectares of solar farm.
    • ACCIONA's proprietary solar collector technology.
    • Creation of 350 jobs during construction and 30 stable jobs in the operation phase.

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