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Chile’s Cerro Dominador Concentrated Solar Power plant synced with the grid

The 110-MW Cerro Dominador concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in Chile has been successfully synchronised with the Chilean SEN grid system. The solar thermal plant will inject electricity into the grid in stages over the coming months. “Synchronization kicks off first phase. We then move on to the second [...]

Cerro Dominador Concentrated Solar Power plant advances in tests of pumping molten salts towards the receiver

The Cerro Dominador project has successfully carried out the molten salt pumping tests towards the receiver, being one of the latest milestones of this project that prepares its interconnection to the National Electric System, since it is the prelude to the synchronization of the plant, where the molten salt storage [...]

Hybrid Concentrated Solar Power – PV offers lowest cost for Chile

A hybrid Concentrated Solar Power-PV plant with 13 hours of storage is the lowest cost power generation option for low-carbon baseload power in Chile, researchers at the Fraunhofer Chile Research Foundation said in a new report. The researchers studied four hybrid plant concepts and found that a combined CSP solar [...]

Hybrid PV – Concentrated Solar Power has a lower LCOE than gas in Chile

Researchers from the Center for Solar Energy Technologies of Fraunhofer Chile have conducted a comparative analysis which shows that the lowest levelized cost of energy (LCOE ) in Chile can be achieved by a combination of large scale PV and concentrated solar power (CSP). The Cerro Dominador PV-CSP project [...]

Cerro Dominador Eyes on More Concentrated Solar Power projects in Chile

Chile has abundant solar resources. The Cerro Dominador project currently under construction is the first commercial CSP station in South America. The power station has an installed capacity of 110MW, with molten salt tower technology and a heat storage system, and can realize 24-hour uninterrupted power generation. The global [...]

Concentrated Solar Power will reach 20% of the energy matrix in Chile by 2050

This was stated by the Minister of Energy, Juan Carlos Jobet, who also said that by 2030 renewable energies will make up 70% of the energy matrix in Chile. The statements were in the framework of a virtual conference organized by the Cerro Dominador firm, which manages the construction of [...]

Rioglass Solar Supplied Mirrors to Chile’s First Concentrated Solar Power Plant

The company Cerro Dominador, a Chilean company owned by investment funds managed by EIG Global Energy Partners (EIG), has successfully developed and commenced the commercial operation of the first CSP plant in Latin America. The Spanish consortium Acciona-Abengoa was responsible of for the turnkey construction (EPC) of the plant. The [...]

Chile’s Cerro Dominador concentrated solar power signs PPA with power distributor Saesa

The contract with Saesa will have a duration of eight years, began to operate on August 1, 2020 and will run until December 31, 2028. This is for up to 600 GWh/year, equivalent to 60% of the capacity of one of the concentrated solar power towers. One of the most [...]

South Korean Concentrated Solar Power developer predicts ‘competitive’ bid in Chile

Concentrated Solar Power newcomer Andes Green Energy will bid two 1 GW hybrid CSP-PV projects with 18 hours of storage in Chile's power auction in December, Carlos Sanchez Vergara, the group's General Manager, told Reuters Events. As EIG Atacama Management prepares to bring online Chile's first Concentrated Solar Power plant, [...]

Chile Concentrated Solar Power builder launches carbon trading while hunting load

Cerro Dominador's entrance into global carbon offset scheme will top up income and diversify revenue risk but securing power buyers is the priority, Fernando Gonzalez, CEO of project company EIG Atacama Management, told Reuters Events. Last month, Cerro Dominador 1 became the first large-scale solar project in Chile to sell [...]

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- [...]

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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 [...]