Solar electricity

The sun is a source of clean and unlimited energy. Among existing technologies, Abengoa is one of the pioneers and world leaders in concentrating solar power (CSP) technology, as well as offering photovoltaic solutions.

Concentrating solar power (CSP) Technology

Solar-thermal power plants use the sun’s energy to heat water or gas, which eventually passes through a turbine that converts the thermal energy into electricity. Solar-thermal technology is important thanks to its manageability and storability, as well as being easily integrated into conventional thermal plants using steam or combined cycle, at a low additional cost.

Abengoa is a world leader for constructing these types of plants. Today we operate 1.700 MW of power and we have 450 MW of capacity in different stages of construction in Spain, United States, North Africa and the Middle East and South Africa.

In this area and as part of our industrial production, we manufacture critical components of the solar field for our thermosolar plants, like reticular structures and the curved mirrors of the cylindro-parabolic collectors (parabolic troughs). We have four plants at our disposal for such activities: two in Spain, one in the United States and one in Mexico. We also grant technological licenses

Planta CSP

photovoltaic Technology

Photovoltaic power plants directly convert solar light into electricity using semi-conductor materials.

Baja concentración

Data as at 31 July 2012.

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