Solar Thermal

Solar thermal energy uses the heat of the sun to produce large-scale clean electricity in a dispatchable way. It is a renewable technology with storage capacity, capable of providing electricity to the grid when it is demanded even in hours without sunlight.

Abengoa is a world leader in both technological and installed capacity in solar thermal technology. Its offer in this field includes technological advice, engineering services, EPC, consulting, component development (solar field) or O&M services.

Abengoa develops the two most widely used commercial solar thermal technologies:

  • Tower: it allows the production of electricity by concentrating solar energy, captured by a field of heliostats, onto a receiver point located on the upper part of a tower. Abengoa is a pioneer in the construction of tower plants for commercial operation, with more than 80 MW in operation and 110 MW under construction.
  • Parabolic trough: it is based on the capture of solar energy through a parabolic trough collector that allows the heating of a heat transfer fluid for the use of the heat in a conventional thermal cycle. Abengoa is a pioneer in the construction of this type of plants with more than 1,600 MW in operation.

Thanks to the combination of these technologies with salt storage, the production of the plant is guaranteed during long periods of lack of solar radiation or even at night.

Main references:

Project LocationCapacityCurrent OwnershipDeveloperEPCO&MCommercial Operation Date

Cerro Dominador

Chile 110 MW Cerro Dominador CSP SA Cerro Dominador CSP SA Abengoa/Acciona Abengoa Under construction

DEWA

UAE  600 MW

DEWA

Abengoa Abengoa Abengoa  Under construction

WAS (solar field)

Saudí Arabia 50 MW  Saudi Electric Company  Abengoa and General Eectric Abengoa and General Eectric Abengoa Under construction

Xina Solar One

South Africa 100 MW Abengoa, IDC, PIC and Xina Community Trust Abengoa Abengoa Abengoa 2017

Khi

South Africa 100 MW  Atlantica Yield, IDC and Khi Community Trust Abengoa Abengoa Abengoa  March 2016

Kaxu Solar One

South Africa 100 MW Atlantica Yield, IDC and Kaxu Community Trust Abengoa Abengoa Abengoa February  2015

Mojave

USA 280 MW Atlantica Yield Abengoa Abengoa Abengoa December 2014

Shams 1

UAE 100 MW Masdar and Total Tender by Masdar, UAE Abengoa Initially JV Total and Abengoa; currently JV of Total and Masdar September 2013

Solaben 1

Spain 50 MW Atlantica Yield Abengoa Abengoa Abengoa August 2013

Solaben 6

Spain 50 MW Atlantica Yield Abengoa Abengoa Abengoa August 2013

Solana

United States 280 MW Atlantica Yield and Liberty Interactive Corporation Abengoa Abengoa Abengoa Mojave Solar October 2013

Helios II

Spain  50 MW Atlantica Yield Abengoa Abengoa Abengoa June 2012

Solaben 2

Spain  50 MW  Atlantica Yield and Itochu Abengoa Abengoa Abengoa June 2012

Solaben 3

Spain  50 MW  Atlantica Yield and Itochu Abengoa Abengoa Abengoa April 2012

Helios I

Spain  50 MW  Atlantica Yield Abengoa  Abengoa Abengoa March 2012

Solacor 2

Spain 50 MW Atlantica Yield Abengoa Abengoa Abengoa Februar 2012

Solacor 1

Spain  50 MW  Atlantica Yield Abengoa  Abengoa  Abengoa January 2012

Helioenergy 2

Spain 50 MW  Atlantica Yield Abengoa Abengoa Abengoa October 2011

Helioenergy 1

Spain  50 MW  Atlantica Yield Abengoa Abengoa Abengoa August 2011

Solnova 4

Spain 50 MW Atlantica Yield Abengoa  Abengoa  Abengoa July 2010

Hassi R'Mel

Algeria 130 CC + 20 Solarp Abengoa, NEAL and Sonatrach Abengoa  Abengoa Abengoa S.A. May 2010

Solnova 3

Spain 50 MW Atlantica Yield Abengoa Abengoa  Abengoa May 2010

Solnova 1

Spain 50 MW Atlantica Yield Abengoa Abengoa Abengoa April 2010

PS20

Spain 20 MW Atlantica Yield Abengoa Abengoa Abengoa April 2009

Torre Eureka

Spain 2 MW Abengoa Solar New Technologies Abengoa Abengoa Abengoa  2009

PS10

Spain 11 MW Atlantica Yield Abengoa Abengoa Abengoa June  2007


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