In the middle of the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, the first solar thermal power plant in Latin America emerges from the ground. A 250-metre high tower surrounded by thousands of giant mirrors, the power plant allows continuous electricity production, unlike conventional renewable energy forms. The project named Cerro [...]
Cerro Dominador project is a 210MW hybrid concentrated solar power (CSP) and photovoltaic (PV) power complex under construction on a 1,000ha-site, approximately 60km away from Calama at Maria Elena in the Atacama Desert, Chile. Construction on the $1.4bn project, which consists of a 100MW PV plant and 110MW CSP [...]
Cerro Dominador emerged from a tender by the Chilean Government through Corfo –Corporación de Fomento a la Producción–, to develop and build a 110 MW solar thermal plant with 17.5 hours of thermal storage in molten salts. The project will be located in the Atacama Desert, the area with [...]
An abundance of year-round sunlight makes the Atacama Desert in the northern part of Chile an ideal location to construct a solar power plant. The new 110-megawatt plant, named Cerro Dominador, is a concentrated solar power (CSP) facility, that utilizes 10,600 mirrors (heliostats) arranged in a circle to reflect sunlight [...]
A stalled solar-thermal project in northern Chile backed by a U.S. private equity investor is seeking about $800 million in debt to resume construction, according to people familiar with the deal. EIG Global Energy Partners, the U.S. private equity investor that took over the $1 billion Cerro Dominador solar plant [...]
The Cerro Dominador Concentrated Solar Power and Photovoltaic plant, built by Abengoa in Chile, connects its first 62 MW
With this supply, the project’s first construction milestone is reached. The project provides for the construction of the largest solar thermal plant in Latin America, is owned by EIG Global Energy Partners and is being built by Abengoa. Abengoa (MCE: ABG/P:SM), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for [...]
The Cerro Dominador concentrated solar power (CSP) plant, rated at 110 megawatts, will supply regular uninterrupted power to the Antofagasta Minerals complex in the dry north of Chile, in the Atacama desert.
Shearman advises Abengoa with a $205 million bridge financing related to the Cerro Dominador Concentrated Solar Power plant
The financing was arranged by BTG Pactual for the construction and operation of Chile’s Cerro Dominador, a 110 MW concentrated solar power (CSP)plant.
Abengoa considers expanding its 110-MW concentrated solar power (CSP) project in Chile by new 100 MW to supply mining firms, Chilean daily El Mercurio reported Thursday.
One of the world’s leading developers of solar energy says that concentrated solar power tower technology with storage will be competitive with baseload gas generation by 2020.
Abengoa celebrates the start of the project that will be Latin America’s first Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant
The Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant will use an advanced storage system enabling it to generate electricity for up to 18 hours without direct solar radiation
Next week the international concentrated solar power community will meet at the 2nd Chilean Solar Conference & Exhibition in Santiago (27 & 28 May).
With the latest announcement of Abengoa winning the first international bid in Chile with a tower Concentrated Solar Power project, the market trend towards this technology grows.