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 [...]
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 [...]
Saudi Arabia plans to launch its first bid round for 700 MW of solar and wind projects in the coming weeks, Khalid Al-Falih the country’s minister of energy announced in Abu Dhabi on January 16.The new renewable energy tenders will be split into three rounds and CSP projects will be [...]
Environmental authorities in Chile's Antofagasta region (II) approved a US$608mn CSP-PV hybrid solar energy project. The CEME 1 project comprises a 70MW CSP (concentrated solar power) plant and a 70MW photovoltaic (PV) array. The CSP plant will boast 14 hours of thermal storage capability, allowing the complex to produce electricity [...]
Spanish energy and construction firm Abengoa has restarted work on the stalled Atacama 1 PV-CSP solar energy complex in northern Chile's Antofagasta region (II). After reaching a debt restructuring agreement with lenders in order to avoid bankruptcy in August, Abengoa in October struck a deal to transfer ownership of Atacama [...]
Abengoa SA plans to resume work in the next few months on Latin America’s first solar-thermal plant, as the Spanish renewable energy company comes back from the brink of bankruptcy, people with knowledge of the matter said. Work on the $1 billion Atacama I project in northern Chile, a joint venture between [...]
Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile S.A. (SQM) (NYSE: SQM; Santiago Stock Exchange: SQM-B, SQM-A) announced today that the Company has decided to increase its total potassium nitrate production capacity by 500,000 metric tons per year. This increase will bring SQM’s potassium nitrate production capacity to a total of approximately [...]
Jose Antonio Lobo, Director of Development at SolarReserve, sees the current environment of lower commodity pricing and low spot prices as an opportunity for renewables to help mines hedge their exposure to volatile fuel pricing in the future. In this Industry Q&A, Lobo provides an update on SolarReserve’s Chilean project [...]
Rising more than 200 metres above the vast, deserted plains of the Atacama desert, the second tallest building in Chile sits in such a remote location that it looks, from a distance, like the sanctuary of a reclusive prophet, a temple to ancient gods or the giant folly of a [...]
Chile is set to auction off vast new areas of land for anyone who will use the space to develop solar power or wind energy projects. Chile has a fast growing renewable energy sector, setting a target that 20 percent of its energy will be renewable by 2025. The Chilean [...]
SolarReserve Receives Environmental Approval For 260 Megawatt Concentrated Solar Power Plant in Chile
As part of SolarReserve's project development and permitting process for the Copiapó project, the company collaborates with stakeholders and local communities to ensure minimal environmental impact.
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.