Atacama-1

This page provides information on Planta Solar Cerro Dominador, a concentrating solar power (CSP) project, with data organized by background, participants, and power plant configuration.
Status Date

Background

Technology
Power Tower
Status
Under Construction
Location

Calama
Chile

County
María Elena
Region
II Región de Antofagasta
Land Area
700 hectares
Break Ground Date
Start Production Date

Participants

Developer(s)
Abengoa Solar
Operator(s)
Abengoa Solar
Generation Offtaker(s)
Sistema Interconectado del Norte Grande (SING)

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Heat-Transfer Fluid Type
Molten Salt
Heliostat Solar-Field Aperture Area
1,484,000 m²
# of Heliostats
10,600
Heliostat Aperture Area
140 m²
Tower Height
243 m
Receiver Panel Height (for external receiver)
32 m
Receiver Diameter (for external receiver)
19 m
Receiver Inlet Temperature
300 C
Receiver Outlet Temperature
550 C

Power Block

Turbine Capacity (Gross)
110 MW
Turbine Capacity (Net)
110 MW
Output Type
Steam Rankine

Thermal Storage

Storage Type
2-tank direct
Storage Capacity
17.5 hours
Storage Description
Molten salt

Project Overview

Project Name: Atacama-1
Location: Chile
Owner(s) (%): Abengoa Solar (100%)
Technology: Power Tower
Turbine Capacity (Net):
110 MW
Turbine Capacity (Gross):
110 MW
Status: Under Construction
Start Year: 2018

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