Abengoa plans new Concentrated Solar Power plant in Chile

Abengoa plans new Concentrated Solar Power plant in Chile

Abengoa has filed an environmental impact declaration for a 315-MW concentrated solar power (CSP) plant worth USD 2.2 billion (EUR 1.99bn) in Chile’s Atacama region.

Abengoa has filed an environmental impact declaration for the construction of a 315-MW concentrated solar power (CSP) plant worth USD 2.2 billion (EUR 1.99bn) in Chile’s Atacama region.

The company wants to install 25,800 heliostats with three solar power towers and a 13-hour storage system between 2016 and 2019. The facility will be developed on 3,424 ha (8,461 acres) to supply the central grid through the 500-kV Mejillones-Cardones transmission line.

Trebol Solar Copiapo is Abengoa’s third CSP project in the country after Atacama 1 and 2, each comprising a 110-MW tower facility and a 100-MW photovoltaic system. The first complex is already under construction.

The group has won a 15-year deal to supply 950 GWh a year to Chilean power distributors as of January 2019, with energy from its photovoltaic and CSP plants.