Tamarugal Solar Energy Project

The project will be comprised of three 150 megawatt (MW) solar thermal towers each with 13 hours of full load energy storage, delivering 459 MW of continuous output, resulting in over 2,600 gigawatt-hours generated annually.
Status Date

Background

Technology
Power Tower
Status
Under Development
Location

Alto Hospicio
Tarapac√°
Chile

Lat/Long Location
Electricity Generation
2,600,000 MWh/yr (Expected)
Key References
Break Ground Date
Start Production Date

Participants

Developer(s)
Solar Reserve

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Heat-Transfer Fluid Type
Molten Salt

Power Block

Turbine Capacity (Gross)
450.0 MW
Turbine Capacity (Net)
450.0 MW

Thermal Storage

Storage Type
2-tank direct
Storage Capacity
13 hours
Storage Description
Molten Salt

Project Overview

Project Name: Tamarugal Solar Energy Project
Location: Chile
(Tarapac√°)
Location: Alto Hospicio (Tarapac√°)
Technology: Power Tower
Turbine Capacity (Net):
450.0 MW
Turbine Capacity (Gross):
450.0 MW
Status: Under Development
Start Year: 2021

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