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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 [...]

Study of Chile’s Concentrated Solar Power Potential for Domestic Manufacturing

A study commissioned by the Chilean government and presented before the SolarPACES Conference in Morocco makes data available to potential participants in a Chilean CSP industry. The study, Local Content in CSP:CST Projects- Assessment of the Chilean Industry is designed to put together useful information for both international CSP developers [...]

The five projects of Concentrated Solar Power in folder after Cerro Dominador

According to the information delivered to ELECTRICIDAD by the Corfo Solar Committee, these initiatives have their Environmental Qualification Resolution (RCA) approved to develop this type of technology in the country. Five are Solar Power Concentration (CSP) projects that meet their approved Environmental Qualification Resolution (RCA) in the Environmental Assessment Service, [...]

South America’s first concentrated solar power plant

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, the first Concentrated Solar Power plant in Chile

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 [...]

The impact of concentrated solar power in electric power systems in Chile

This paper presents a study about the impacts of the integration of concentrated solar power (CSP) with thermal energy storage (TES) in electric power systems. The main tool for this study is a comprehensive long-term power system capacity expansion planning model that integrates a specific module to represent the operation [...]

Cerro Dominador Concentrated Solar Power plant Milestones

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 [...]

Abengoa, Acciona to start work on 110-MW Concentrated Solar Power project in Chile

A consortium formed by Spanish groups Abengoa SA (BME:ABG) and Acciona SA (BME:ANA) has signed the contract to complete the construction of the 110-MW Cerro Dominador concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in Chile, Abengoa said today. The plant, which is owned by Cerro Dominador, which in turn is owned by [...]

Chile’s 24×7 Concentrated Solar Power Plus Storage Project is Back on Track

Construction of Latin America’s first, utility-scale concentrating solar power (CSP)-thermal energy storage project is back on track. Completion of the 110 MW, 24×7 Cerro Dominador CSP-energy storage project in Chile’s Atacama desert – expected in 2019’s second half will also mark Latin America’s first tandem, utility-scale, PV-CSP solar energy facility. [...]

Cerro Dominador Closes $758 Million Financing For The First Concentrated Solar Power Plant in Latin America

Cerro Dominador, a Chilean company owned by investment funds managed by EIG Global Energy Partners ("EIG"), announced today the signing of the financing for its Concentrated Solar Power plant (CSP) located in the Atacama desert, in Chile. This milestone will allow the company to finalize the construction of the first [...]

Chilean Market is Gold Reserve for Concentrated Solar Power Technology

 "CHILEAN market is Gold Mine for CSP Technology". believes CLIMATENZA, a solar thermal Energy company working in Chile together with support from Chilean Government, CORFO. under the Start-up Chile Progeam! Recently, it is announced that European CSP capacity is expected to reach as high as 5GW by 2030. As [...]

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