Cerro Dominador

Cerro Dominador Eyes on More Concentrated Solar Power projects in Chile

Chile has abundant solar resources. The Cerro Dominador project currently under construction is the first commercial CSP station in South America. The power station has an installed capacity of 110MW, with molten salt tower technology and a heat storage system, and can realize 24-hour uninterrupted power generation. The global [...]

Concentrated Solar Power will reach 20% of the energy matrix in Chile by 2050

This was stated by the Minister of Energy, Juan Carlos Jobet, who also said that by 2030 renewable energies will make up 70% of the energy matrix in Chile. The statements were in the framework of a virtual conference organized by the Cerro Dominador firm, which manages the construction of [...]

Rioglass Solar Supplied Mirrors to Chile’s First Concentrated Solar Power Plant

The company Cerro Dominador, a Chilean company owned by investment funds managed by EIG Global Energy Partners (EIG), has successfully developed and commenced the commercial operation of the first CSP plant in Latin America. The Spanish consortium Acciona-Abengoa was responsible of for the turnkey construction (EPC) of the plant. The [...]

Chile’s Cerro Dominador concentrated solar power signs PPA with power distributor Saesa

The contract with Saesa will have a duration of eight years, began to operate on August 1, 2020 and will run until December 31, 2028. This is for up to 600 GWh/year, equivalent to 60% of the capacity of one of the concentrated solar power towers. One of the most [...]

Chile Concentrated Solar Power builder launches carbon trading while hunting load

Cerro Dominador's entrance into global carbon offset scheme will top up income and diversify revenue risk but securing power buyers is the priority, Fernando Gonzalez, CEO of project company EIG Atacama Management, told Reuters Events. Last month, Cerro Dominador 1 became the first large-scale solar project in Chile to sell [...]

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 [...]