Cerro Dominador

Cerro Dominador concentrated solar power plant will commercialize carbon credits

After successfully completing its registration in the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) program, the Cerro Dominador solar thermal power plant will be able to market carbon credits at the end of 2020, the estimated date of its launch, to continue contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals ( [...]

The Cerro Dominador concentrated solar power plant, the first in Chile and Latin America, installs its solar receiver at a height of 220 meters

This is one of the latest milestones in the construction of the solar thermal project being carried out by Acciona and Abengoa in the Atacama desert (Chile) and owned by EIG Global Energy Partners. Weighing 2,300 tons, this highly complex piece will concentrate the solar radiation projected from the 10,600 [...]

Chile builds Concentrated Solar Power plant through COVID-19

The Cerro Dominador project has overcome COVID-19 restrictions and is now 90% complete but the longer term impact on industry raises offtaker risks. Despite COVID-19 restrictions, construction of the 110 MW Cerro Dominador CSP tower plant in Chile is advancing to the final stages. Developer Cerro Dominador is seeking more [...]

ChumillasTechnology, in the largest Concentrated Solar Power plant in Latin America

Once again, ChumillasTechnology has participated in the melting process of of salts from the Atacama Desert at Cerro Dominador solar thermal plant based in Chile. Together with its Herlogas partner , the salt-melting ratios have been increased finishing the process in only 56 days, which is a great success. The [...]

Cerro Dominador finished smelting 46,000 tons of molten salts for concentrated solar power project

As reported by the company developing the project, "the salts produced by the SQM mining company have the capacity to conserve the energy captured during the day by the plant and maintain it in a tank storage system." The development of the Cerro Dominador thermosolar project met a new milestone: [...]

Cerro Dominador: Concentrated solar power is an ‘ideal technology for Chile’

Cerro Dominador, one of the most innovative solar generation plants in Latin America, is preparing to start operations during the second half of this year. The project, in northern Chile's Antofagasta region, combines a 100MW photovoltaic unit with a 110MW concentrated solar power (CSP) unit that will use the sun's [...]

Cerro Dominador, the first concentrated solar power tower plant in Latin America, raises its receiver at 220 meters high

This is one of the last milestones in the construction of the solar thermal project executed by Abengoa and Acciona in the Atacama Desert (Chile) and owned by EIG Global Energy Partners. Weighing 2,300 tons, this highly complex piece will concentrate the solar radiation reflected from the 10,600 heliostats that [...]

Cerro Dominador concentrated solar power project has culminated another important phase

The pioneering Cerro Dominador solar thermal project has culminated another important phase in its development process with the start of salt fusion works. This concentrating solar power project, in which MMYPEM participates, aims to build a 100MW photovoltaic plant and the first solar thermal plant in Latin America, which [...]

Copec inks PPA with Cerro Dominador Concentrated Solar Power plant

Copec has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) to secure electricity from the 210-MW Cerro Dominador combined photovoltaic (PV) and concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in Chile’s Atacama desert. The PPA enters into force in July 2020 and will run for five years, the project company Cerro Dominador said Tuesday, [...]

The Cerro Dominador Concentrated Solar Power, in Chile, is 85%

The Spanish companies Abengoa and Acciona have celebrated this week the manufacture and assembly of the last of the heliostats that form the solar field of Cerro Dominador: the first solar thermal plant in the tower of Latin America, owned by the funds managed by EIG Global Energy Partners and [...]

Cerro Dominador Concentrated Solar Power developer plans larger plants in Chile

The ground-breaking 110 MW Cerro Dominador Concentrated Solar Power plant could start commissioning by end of 2019 and the fund-owned developer is studying larger projects at three other sites in northern Chile, Francisco Vizcaino, Project Director at Cerro Dominador, told New Energy Update. After a troubled start, Latin America's first [...]

First Concentrated Solar Power plant in Chile and Latin America has 80% progress

The concentrating solar thermal power plant is spread over 700 hectares and can already be appreciated from the air when the region overflies. Cerro Dominador Concentrated Solar Power project, in María Elena, already has 7,000 heliostats that point to a tower where electricity is generated. This initiative will be [...]

Acciona-Abengoa consortium celebrates international workers’ day at the Cerro Dominador Concentrated Solar Power Plant

The day, which was celebrated on 1 May, recognised the important health and safety work carried out on the project, as well as those workers whose contribution has helped to bring about greater safety on the project. The consortium formed by ACCIONA and Abengoa to construct the Cerro Dominador solar-thermal [...]