Telvent to develop control center for solar energy plants

Seville, Spain, May 25, 2010 — Abengoa Solar picked Telvent to implement the complete centralize control system for both, the Helioenergy I and II solar energy plants, which are located in Seville, Spain

Both solar power plants, with a surface capture mirrors area of 3.24 million square feet, are capable of generating enough renewable energy to supply 25,700 homes, preventing the emission of more than 31,400 tons of carbon dioxide every year.

This is achieved through the use of parabolic trough technology of 50 MW for each tower; this technology consists of a large, curved mirror that follows the movement of the sun throughout the day, and that is designed to gather a great deal of sunlight to concentrate the solar power. Telvent‘s control technology manages the through position to efficiently capture the energy from the sun.

Telvent’s participation in this project will enable Abengoa to collaborate closely in developing optimal solutions to make the most of solar energy with the leading capture technologies.

According to Ignacio Gonzàƒ¡lez-Domàƒ­nguez, Telvent’s Chairman and CEO, “The system Telvent offers is designed to provide the maximum levels of security that in turn guarantee a high degree of reliability, availability and security, while at the same time providing ease of use and optimum operation. The main goal of developing and applying solar energy technologies is to fight climate change and ensure a sustainable world through technologies developed at Abengoa for both solar and photovoltaic energy plants.”

Telvent has installed the integrated control system for the two first worldwide solar energy plants operating with tower technology and installations with parabolic trough technology, also located in Spain. In addition, Telvent has installations with ISCC (Integrated Solar Combined Cycle) hybrid technology in Morocco and Algeria. Some of these installations achieve 470 MW of power.


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