The 19.9 MW Gemasolar thermoelectric solar plant near Seville in southern Spain’s Andalucia province, owned by Torresol Energy and developed by SENER has been chosen as the backdrop for the ad campaign of the car manufacturer Peugeot, advertising its new 308 R Hybrid which will make its debut at the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show.
Gemasolar was the first commercial-scale thermoelectric solar plant to apply central tower receiver and heat storage technology using molten salts, and it remains the only solar power station in the world capable of generating 24 hours of uninterrupted power from solar energy alone, thanks to its cutting-edge technology developed by the engineering and technology group SENER.
In 2014, in its fourth year of commercial operations, Gemasolar continual production surpassed all expectations thanks to both the experience of the Torresol Energy Operation and Maintenance team and the excellent performance of the technology developed by SENER that, following the same model, is been applied in other facilities that SENER is building as turnkey projects.
Its closest equivalent is the Noor 3 power plant in Morocco, a natural evolution of Gemasolar but seven times bigger, with a capacity of 150 MWe. This plant, added to others that are to follow, will reinforce the proven technology of central tower receiver and heat storage, a system with undeniable potential in the global energy panorama.
To learn more about Gemasolar solar plant see document below or visit Torresol Energy’s website.