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The Extresol Solar Power Station is a 150 megawatt (MW) commercial concentrated solar thermal power plant, located in Torre de Miguel Sesmero in the province of Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain.

Extresol Solar Power Station
CountrySpain
Locationnear Torre de Miguel Sesmero, Badajoz
Coordinates38°39′N 6°44′W / 38.650°N 6.733°W / 38.650; -6.733Coordinates: 38°39′N 6°44′W / 38.650°N 6.733°W / 38.650; -6.733
StatusOperational
Commission date2009
Owner(s)ACS/Cobra Group
Solar farm
TypeCSP
CSP technologyParabolic trough
Site resource2,168 kWh/m2/yr
Site area600 hectares (1,483 acres)
Power generation
Nameplate capacity149.7 MW
Capacity factor37.7%
Annual net output495 GWh
Storage capacity1,123 MW·he

The power station consists of three different systems, Extresol 1,[1] Extresol 2[2] and Extresol 3,[3] of 50 MW each, due to the power limitation of 50 MW per plant established by the Spanish legislation. Extresol uses parabolic trough and has a thermal energy storage system, which absorbs part of the heat produced in the solar field during the day and stores it in molten salts.[4] Extresol 1 cost around €300 million and was inaugurated on 25 February 2009.[5] The name of the power station, Extresol, is based on the name of the autonomous community, Extremadura, and the Spanish word for "Sun".

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  1. ^ (NREL) Extresol-1
  2. ^ (NREL) Extresol-2
  3. ^ (NREL) Extresol-3
  4. ^ "Extresol". Estela Solar. Retrieved 2010-02-25.
  5. ^ "Inaugurada Extresol-I, la primera termoeléctrica de ACS en Extremadura" (in Spanish). Energías-Renovables.com. Retrieved 2010-02-25.