The Torresol Energy Gemasolar thermasolar plant in Fuentes de Andalucia near Seville, southern Spain. Gemasolar is the first commercial-scale plant to apply central tower receiver and molten salt heat storage technology.
The relevance of this plant lies in its technological uniqueness, since it opens up the way for new thermosolar electrical generation technology.
The annual production of Gemasolar (110GWhe) is the equivalent of the energy generated in a conventional thermal plant burning 89,000 tons of lignite or the converted energy of 217,000 oil barrels. Therefore, the plant is expected to save more than 30,000 tonnes of CO2 emission a year.