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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 the concentrated solar power (termosolar) … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power will reach 20% of the energy matrix in Chile by 2050

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

Solar thermal power complements wind energy and photovoltaic, which are not only manageable. 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 … Continue reading Rioglass Solar Supplied Mirrors to Chile’s First Concentrated Solar Power Plant

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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 iconic projects in the region, … Continue reading Chile’s Cerro Dominador concentrated solar power signs PPA with power distributor Saesa

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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, a new CSP rival is … Continue reading South Korean Concentrated Solar Power developer predicts ‘competitive’ bid in Chile

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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 heliostats surrounding the tower.It is the … Continue reading The Cerro Dominador concentrated solar power plant, the first in Chile and Latin America, installs its solar receiver at a height of 220 meters

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Cerro Dominador finished smelting 46,000 tons of molten salts for concentrated solar power project

As reported by the company developing the solar thermal project, «the salts produced by the SQM mining company have the capacity to conserve the energy captured during the day by the concentrating solar power plant and maintain it in a tank storage system.» The development of the Cerro Dominador concentrated solar power project met a … Continue reading Cerro Dominador finished smelting 46,000 tons of molten salts for concentrated solar power project

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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 surround the tower. This is … Continue reading Cerro Dominador, the first concentrated solar power tower plant in Latin America, raises its receiver at 220 meters high

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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 will have another 110MW of capacity … Continue reading Cerro Dominador concentrated solar power project has culminated another important phase

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The Cerro Dominador Concentrated Solar Power, in Chile, is 85%

The Spanish companies Abengoa and Acciona have celebrated this week the manufacture and assembly of the last of the heliostats that form the solar field of Cerro Dominador: the first solar thermal plant in the tower of Latin America, owned by the funds managed by EIG Global Energy Partners and our construction is being carried … Continue reading The Cerro Dominador Concentrated Solar Power, in Chile, is 85%

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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 utility-scale Concentrating Solar Power plant … Continue reading Cerro Dominador Concentrated Solar Power developer plans larger plants in Chile

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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 one of the highlights at the … Continue reading First Concentrated Solar Power plant in Chile and Latin America has 80% progress

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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 combined CSP and photovoltaic project … Continue reading Cerro Dominador Closes $758 Million Financing For The First Concentrated Solar Power Plant in Latin America

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Chilean Energy Ministry announced the first Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant in Chile and Latin-America

The Chilean Energy Ministry and CORFO announced the winner of the International contest for the first Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant on Chile and Latin-America. The Chilean Energy Ministry and CORFO announced the winner of the International contest for the first Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant on Chile and Latin-America. During the evaluation process there … Continue reading Chilean Energy Ministry announced the first Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plant in Chile and Latin-America

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