Abantia and Comsa Emte set up the first CSP in the world to combine solar thermal and biomass
The plant has 2,688 solar field parabolic troughs, 5.5 meters in diameter and 12 meters long each, in the 96 acres occupied by the property.
In a record time of twenty months, Abantia and Comsa Emte have set up the Termosolar Borges,the first hybridization CSP plant in the world, located in the town of Les Borges Blanques (Lleida), Spain.
The concentrated solar power plant represents an investment of 153 million euros. The installation of 22.5 megawatts (net) of power begins now the yield curve up to achieve maximum power, when it has the capacity to supply power to 27,000 homes, thereby avoiding 24,500 tons of CO2 emission into the atmosphere, much equivalent of removing from circulation about 100,000 vehicles a year.
Abantia and Comsa Emte engineering and construction teams, in collaboration with local authorities and all the providers-such as MAN equipment for turbines, INTEC for boilers and SIEMENS for the solar-effectively developed this project to be started in late March 2011.
This biomass hybridization system allows the operation of the plant for 24 hours, thus achieving a better use of the installation. Capturing of sunlight during daylight hours, using parabolic through technology, is complemented overnight with the operation of the biomass units, which main fuel is waste forest biomass, and also energy crops and agricultural residues as a complement.
The CSP plant has 2,688 solar field parabolic troughs, 5.5 meters in diameter and 12 meters long each, in the 96 acres occupied by the property.
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