This plant 100 megawatts - to be built in Spain by ACS and Solar Millennium - should be the largest in the world.
ACS, the construction of the first Spanish group announced it projettait to ally with the German firm Solar Millennium to build in Guadix, Andalusia (south), the largest thermosolar plant in the world.
"The project of solar thermal power plant is under development and depends on the authorization of administrations," said AFP source of the group ACS, led by the president of the Real Madrid football club, Florentino Perez.
It is a power plant "generating electrical energy from transformers that collect sunlight" which should be "the largest in the world in terms of energy produced," according to the same source, which has however, refused to specify the power and cost of the project, as well as ACS's exact participation in the project and its opening date.
According to the Spanish business daily Cinco Dias, the capacity of the plant will be 100 megawatts, distributed in two groups of 50 megawatts each. The project costing millions of euros 500 about to become operational in 2006, performs daily.
Sources close to the project cited by Cinco Dias, the plant will supply 180.000 homes and prevent the emission of annual tons of 157.000 CO2 (carbon dioxide) in the atmosphere.