15 March 2019
CHUMILLAS TECHNOLOGY participates in the construction of the solar thermal plant of Cerro Dominador in Chile
CHUMILLAS TECHNOLOGY has participated in the construction of the Cerro Dominador solar complex in Chile, the first and largest solar thermal plant in Latin America.
This plant is built in the town of María Elena, in the Atacama Desert, one of the places that receives more radiation in the world. It has more than 700 hectares and has 10,600 heliostats (mirrors) that reflect the rays of the sun to a tower with a receptacles of 252 meters high. Today this tower is consecrated as the second highest construction in Chile.
In particular, the work of CHUMILLAS TECHNOLOGY in this project has consisted in the transport and dosage of the salts that are subsequently melted. In the following infographic we can see the operation of a solar thermal plant such as Cerro Dominador:
What are the benefits of the Cerro Dominar solar thermal plant?
- The construction of this plant will prevent the emission to the atmosphere of about 630,000 tons of CO2 per year.
- Possibility of having permanent energy, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Capacity of 110 megawatts and 17.5 hours of thermal storage.
With this new installation, we strengthen our global leadership in energy storage processes, providing new solutions and offering a personalized, efficient and guaranteed service to all our customers.