Elecnor plans 105 MW Concentrated Solar Power plant in Chile

The Camarones concentrated solar power (CSP) project consists in a solar power tower with a 220-kV grid connection, to be built with a total investment of USD 800 million (EUR 706.1m).


Chile’s environmental authorities in the northern Arica region accepted for evaluation a 105-MW concentrated solar power (CSP) project submitted by Elecnor Chile SA, the local unit of Spanish power company Elecnor.

The Camarones concentrated solar power (CSP) project consists in a solar power tower with a 220-kV grid connection, to be built with a total investment of USD 800 million (EUR 706.1m).

The company plans to install the plant in a desert area close to road infrastructure but separated from populated sectors within the Camarones municipality as of the middle of 2016. The facility is scheduled to operate 30 years as of 2019. Chilean consultancy Mayco Consultores was in charge of the environmental study.






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