World’s Largest Linear Fresnel Solar Power Station Commences Operation

Oct 5, 2012

Calasparra, Spain – Puerto Errado 2 (PE2), the 30MW solar thermal power station built by Novatec Solar using its proprietary solar field technology, has been completed and is in operation. PE2’s solar boiler includes a mirror surface of 302,000m2 making it the world’s largest operational solar thermal power station based on linear Fresnel collector technology.

PE2’s 30MW electrical output is generated exclusively by solar power and will produce approximately 50 million kW hours of electricity per year. Annually, this equates to a reduction of carbon dioxide emissions of over 16,000 metric tonnes and enough clean energy to power 12,000 Spanish households.

Novatec Solar was the EPC contractor for the project and was responsible for the construction and commissioning of PE2. The Spanish UTE Errado PE2, a TSK and OHL joint venture, built the balance of plant.

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