DOE Global Energy Storage Database
Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability
Gemasolar is the first commercial-scale plant in the world to apply central tower receiver and molten salt heat storage technology. The relevance of this plant lies in its technological uniqueness, since it opens up the way for new thermosolar electrical generation technology. The notable increase in the plant's power efficiency guarantees electrical production for 6,500 hours a year, 1.5 to 3 times more than other renewable energies. The plant will thus supply clean, safe power to 25,000 homes and reduce atmospheric CO2 emissions by more than 30,000 tons a year.
The power generated by Gemasolar will be sent through a high-tension line to the substation of Villanueva del Rey (Andalusia, Spain), where it will be injected into the grid.
Due to turbine capacity constraints output is limited to 19.9 MW. Please note that thermal capacity is actually 50 MW.
Molten Salt Thermal Storage
Feb 01, 2009
Apr 01, 2011
Km 475 A4,
Fuentes de Andalucía , Seville
OWNERSHIP & VALUE CHAIN PARTNERS
COST & PERFORMANCE
Electricity Generation: 110,000 MWh/yr (Expected/Planned)
PRIMARY PROJECT CONTACT
2013-09-09 02:12 PM UTC
2013-12-05 10:04 PM UTC