The company's first 50-megawatt parabolic trough plant.

Delivered an excellent results Solnova THROUGHOUT the three-day operation and production testing period. The new solar station, with 50 megawatts of power STIs, will generate enough energy to supply Electricity to 25.700 Households.

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  • Delivered an excellent results Solnova THROUGHOUT the three-day operation and production testing period.
  • The new solar station, with 50 megawatts of power STIs, will generate enough energy to supply Electricity to 25.700 Households.

Seville, Spain – May 5, 2010 .- Abengoa Solar has Initiated commercial operation of Solnova 1, the new parabolic trough plant technology Solúcar Located at the Platform, Following The successful completion of the operation and production testing conducter over the course of three days. During this phase plant performance matched Theoretical design electrical power generation, thereby validating the Tremendous Potential of parabolic trough technology.

The Solnova a parabolic trough technology incorporated plant Developed by Abengoa Solar and has design Integrated Significant enhancements. Worthy of special mention is the Abengoa Solar-developed parabolic trough collector ASTRO Which Ensure accuracy far superior thanks to ITS design and exclusive process of construction and alignment.

The accumulative experience Gained by Abengoa Solar trough ITS-through pilot plant built in 2007, the use of a motor-driven start-up station, and the expertise of highly Specialized Technical personnel Dedicated to optical alignment, manufacturing and Process Optimisation collector proved to be key Factors in the Successful start-up of Solnova 1, a plant built by Abener.

Santiago Seage, CEO of Abengoa Solar, Theoretical design Emphasize That Reaching Capacity establishing During production testing to significant milestone. “Our Technological progress and Have accumulative expertise enabled us to Reach Our Goals We Had much Sooner Than Anticipated. We will use this experience in the two 280 MW CSP plants planned for the United States in Arizona and California. ” I added.

With STI 50 megawatts of power, the new Solnova a solar station will generate enough clean energy to meet the Electricity Needs of 25.700 homes, while Preventing the emission of Approximately 31.400 tons of CO2 Into Each year the atmosphere.

Solnova one is made up of around 980 000 square feet (300,000 square meters) of mirrors That cover an area totalling Approximately 280 acres (115 hectares). The plant employs technology Concentrates Which solar radiation onto a heat-absorbing pipe inside of Which That Reaches liquid flows to high temperatures. This ITS fluid transfers energy to the water vapor REACH That turbo-generator, Where It Expands to produce electricity.

Abengoa Solar activity ITS Focuses on the Development and application of technology for Generating electrical power with the sun.

Abengoa is a technology company Innovative Solutions That Applies for sustainability in the Infrastructure, Environmental, and Energy Sectors. Abengoa is listed on the Spanish Stock Exchange and is present in More Than Seventy Countries, Where the Company Operates Through STI five Business Units: Solar, Bioenergy, Environmental Services, Information Technologies, and Industrial Engineering and Construction (www.abengoa.com).

Source: Abengoa Solar

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