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SolarReserve Bids Concentrated Solar Power Under 5 Cents in Chilean Auction

SolarReserve this month issued bids in Chile’s latest auction for 24-hour solar under 5 cents per kWh, according to CEO Kevin Smith in a release posted on twitter, Saturday. Irradiation levels in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile are “off the charts,” Smith added. “That obviously helps.” SolarReserve is [...]

Industry 4.0 in a concentrated solar power plant

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 [...]

Korean firm plans 1-GW of PV and Concentrated Solar Power complex in Chile

South Korean energy firm Andes Green Energy plans to build a 1,000-MW solar park in Chile that would use both conventional photovoltaic (PV) panels and solar thermal power technology, an official told Bloomberg. The so-called Bundang-Gu Calama project will be realised in the Antofagasta region for a total cost of [...]

2017-10-17T11:45:29+00:00 17-10-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , |

The concentrated solar power will replace the natural gas combined cycle

Luis Crespo: "The concentrated solar power plants will replace the combined cycles as backup technology to guarantee the electricity supply". For the president of Estela and Protermosolar, the combination of renewable renewable energy (wind, etc.) with thermosolar allows a mix of 100% renewable generation at a competitive cost. Luis [...]

Aalborg CSP among key speakers at SolarPACES 2017 in Chile

With a plenary presentation and three poster presentations, Aalborg CSP will be one of the key speakers at SolarPACES 2017, the foremost symposium within the concentrated solar power (CSP) industry, held in Santiago, Chile, from 26-29 September 2017. Jens Taggart Pelle, VP Technical Sales of Aalborg CSPs Power Plant [...]

2017-09-01T11:21:17+00:00 01-09-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , |

Chile concentrated solar power to seek $800 million to restart

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 [...]

2017-08-29T22:47:55+00:00 29-08-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

MENA/Chile: Concentrated Solar Power Benchmark Costs

A tender for 94.5 USD/MWhel in Dubai and an R&D initiative called SunShot in the United States have shown how the cost of concentrated solar power (CSP) could be lowered at a steady pace thanks to economies of scale and optimised manufacturing and operation. Though the solar power market [...]

SolarReserve Receives Environmental Approval for 390 Megawatt Concentrated Solar Power Facility with Storage in Chile

SolarReserve, the industry leader in baseload solar power solutions and advanced solar thermal technology with energy storage, has received an environmental approval from the Chilean government to build a 390 megawatt solar thermal power station with 5,100 megawatt-hours of energy storage. This important milestone marks SolarReserve’s third approval of a [...]

Chile’s plans to lower Concentrated Solar Power costs to US$ 50 per MWh

CORFO has teamed up with ATA Insights to bring you a webinar on May 30th analyzing in depth the opportunities and challenges of a new applied research and development plan spearheaded by Chile with the objective of reaching US$50MWh by 2025. Chile imports most of the energy it consumes, [...]

2017-05-25T14:05:00+00:00 25-05-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , |

SolarPACES to Help Optimize Chile’s Energy Grid

A new computational tool will be used by international researchers at SolarPACES to calculate the best technology mix of generation resources to most cost-effectively cover Chile’s load curve. The modeling tool was initially developed at Aachen University, in response to a request from the German Academy of Sciences, to see [...]

2017-05-19T16:17:31+00:00 19-05-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, Documents, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: , , , |

Three Concentrated Solar Power plants in Chile could generate electricity 24 hours a day

The Chilean government recently gave the go-ahead on a massive solar thermal plant that is expected to produce electricity 24 hours a day, seven days a week—a considerable feat for a plant that depends solely on solar energy. The plant, proposed for a site in Chile’s Tamarugal province, would [...]

SolarReserve receives environmental approval for 450 MW 24/7 baseload Concentrated Solar Power plant in Chile

SolarReserve, the industry leader in baseload solar power solutions and advanced solar thermal technology with energy storage, has received environmental approval from the Chilean government to build one of the world’s largest solar projects with energy storage. Rendering of SolarReserve’s 450 MW Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) Tamarugal Solar Project [...]