Chile

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 ( [...]

Solar Energy Center developed LCOE Map for installation of Concentrated Solar Power plants in Chile

Among other results, the study carried out by researchers at the Center for Solar Energy Technologies of Fraunhofer Chile, shows that the optimal location to install a Concentrated Solar Power tower plant, due to costs and solar potential, is near the city. de Copiapó, with a LCOE -level energy cost- [...]

2020-05-29T15:08:33+00:0029-05-2020|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Top News|Etiquetas: , , |

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 could build Concentrated Solar Power at $76/MWh

CSP plants could be built at a levelized cost of energy (LCOE) of $76/MWh near the city of Copiapo in northern Chile, according to a report by researchers at Santiago's Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria and the Fraunhofer Chile Research Foundation. The researchers estimated CSP production, capital costs, operational [...]

2020-05-13T12:36:28+00:0013-05-2020|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Etiquetas: , , , |

Potential Map for the Installation of Concentrated Solar Power Towers in Chile

This study aims to build a potential map for the installation of a central receiver concentrated solar power plant in Chile under the terms of the average net present cost of electricity generation during its lifetime. This is also called the levelized cost of electricity, which is a function of [...]

2020-04-29T15:30:51+00:0029-04-2020|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, Documents, NEWS, Storage, Top News|Etiquetas: , , |

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: [...]

Chile to build a 1,007MW CSP-PV integrated concentrated solar power project

This is the Seongnam project, by the company Andes Green Company S.A., which includes the construction of a photovoltaic plant and a solar power concentration plant, which will operate as a solar thermal storage source to provide energy beyond daylight hours. This Monday the Environmental Impact Statement (DIA) of the [...]

2020-03-30T14:44:43+00:0030-03-2020|Categorías: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Storage, Top News|Etiquetas: , , , |

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 [...]

Protermosolar with other Ibero-American Renewable Associations will sign renewable energy commitment at COP25

The 12 associations that have made this commitment will be: Spanish Wind Energy  Association (AEE Spain), APPA Renewable, Protermosolar and UNEF (Spain), ACERA (Chile), AEEREE (Ecuador), AMDEE and ASOLMEX (Mexico), AUDER (Uruguay), Cader (Argentina), SER Colombia and SPR (Peru). Within the framework of the United Nations Conference on Climate Change [...]