Gemasolar : the 24 h solar operation . Santiago Arias. Engineering, consulting, and systems integration company. Founded in 1956. Very active in Solar Energy since 2000.
Engineering, consulting, and systems integration company. Founded in 1956.
Very active in Solar Energy since 2000.
Technology developer: SENERtrough collector system, Sensol software, heliostats, heliostat axis drive mechanisms, molten salt technology (as storage system and as heat transfer fluid) central tower receiver… amongst many other innovations.
PSA Tower Prototype.
Turn Key Projects: Andasol 1 & 2, in Granada; Extresol 1, 2 & 3, in Badajoz; one plant in La Garrovilla… (22 CSP plants)
A Strong Alliance
2041 Km of trough, 4.5 M arms
Basic Plant Description
M. Salt Central Tower
The plant is composed of :
80 km of internal roads (local)
5 Km or paved roads (local)
2650 Heliostat Foundations (local)
2650 Heliostat columns and metal structure (local)
2650 Heliostat assembly (local)
300,000 m2 of flat silvered glass (local)
1 Reinforced concrete tower (local)
Carbon steel and SS piping (local)
Carbon and SS tanks and vessels (local)
Hundreds of Km of cooper wire (local)
Electrical installation (local)
5500 Standard Electrical motors (local)
In the case of Gemasolar (Spain):
99% of the added value was European
90% of the added value was local (Spanish)
65% of the added value was local (Andalusia region)
Long term free and clean energy