La Dehesa is a 49.9 MW concentrated solar power plant using a parabolic trough to radiate solar energy which is then stored with molten salts technology. The plant has 225,792 mirrors arranged in rows and 672 solar collectors which occupy a total length of 100 km. It is located in La Garovilla, Badajoz and is owned by Renovables SAMCA. With an annual production of 160 million kWh, La Dehesa supplies electricity for more than 45,000 homes, preventing the emission of 160,000 tons of carbon dioxide, the same amount a coal thermal plant would produce to provide the same amount of energy.

Molten Salt Thermal Storage