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Valle Solar Power Station

Summary
The Valle Solar Power Station is a two adjacent twin 50 MW solar thermal power plants (Arcosol-50, also Valle 1 and Termesol-50, also Valle 2, was Vallesol-2) in San José del Valle, Cádiz, Spain, near the border with the Arcos de la Frontera (north) and the Jerez de la Frontera (west) municipalities, in the comarca of the Campiña de Jerez (the Jerez countryside), a county with no administrative role. The station generates power using parabolic trough technology. It became operational in January 2012. The Valle plant is owned by Torresol Energy, a joint venture between SENER (60%) and the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (40%). It was built by SENER between December 2009 and December 2011, at a cost of €540 million (US$700 million). Construction on Valle 1 and Valle 2 began in December 2009 and was completed in December 2011. Roughly 4,500 workers dedicated over 2.7 million labor hours over the two years of construction until the plants were co
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