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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 [...]

2018-03-12T20:28:01+00:0010-03-2018|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , |

Competition with PV and wind energy sees Concentrated Solar Power bids fall as low as $50/MWh

The tender process favored by the likes of Chile and Dubai has done more than anything else to drive CSP prices to record lows, according to Ranjan Moulik, head of renewables at investment bank Natixis CIB. Moulik has specialized in renewables since 2003. Speaking at CSP Seville, he cited Brazil [...]

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+00:0017-10-2017|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+00:0001-09-2017|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+00:0029-08-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Tags: , , |