Palma del Río
Palma del Río I, located in Cordoba province of Spain is based on parabolic trough technology.
Like the other CSP plants developed by ACCIONA on a commercial scale, Palma del Río I is based on parabolic trough technology. This consists of mirrors installed in rows that concentrate the sun’s rays into pipes where a fluid is heated to around 400 degrees Celsius. This energy is then used to produce steam and drive a conventional turbine that, connected to a generator, produces electricity.
The plant has a solar field of 135 hectares –equivalent to 189 soccer pitches- where 792 collectors supporting 190,080 mirrors are located. The total linear distance covered is 76 kilometers (47.5 miles) with a solar radiation capture surface of 372,240 m2.