Chile approves 260 MW solar power plant

The Chilean Government has given the green light to build a 260 MW solar plant at Copiapo, located in the Atacama region.

California-based SolarReserve, the developer behind the Copiapo Solar Project, said commercial operations are scheduled to begin in Chile in 2019.
Copiapo Solar Project
The $2 billion project will feature SolarReserve's concentrating solar power, or CSP, tower technology with molten salt thermal energy storage, combined with solar photovoltaic panels, a "hybrid concept" aimed at maximizing the facility's output.

It is expected to maximise the output of the facility, generating up to 1,800GWh of energy per year.



Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now

Whitepapers

The Time is Right for Optimum Reliability: Capital-Intensive Industries and Asset Performance Management

Imagine a plant that is no longer at risk of a random shutdown. Imagine not worrying about losing...

Going Digital: The New Normal in Oil & Gas

In this whitepaper you will learn how Keystone Engineering, ONGC, and Saipem are using software t...

Maximizing Operational Excellence

In a recent survey conducted by PennEnergy Research, 70% of surveyed energy industry professional...

Leveraging the Power of Information in the Energy Industry

Information Governance is about more than compliance. It’s about using your information to drive ...