Tag: Atacama Desert

  • 70 MW PV Merchant Solar Plant Completed In Chile

    The Salvador Solar Plant has been completed in the Chilean Atacama Desert. It is one of the largest merchant solar power plants in the world. It has been estimated that Salvador will generate enough electricity each year to power about 70,000 households in Chile. Image Credit: Etrion The project was unsubsidized, which is remarkable because […]

  • Chile 110 MW CSP Plant Moves Forward

    Image Credit: Patrick McDonald (CC BY-NC 2.0 license) The Cerro Dominador solar-thermal mega-project being developed in the Atacama Desert in Chile just took a big step forward after obtaining a favorable environmental rating from Chilean Environmental Service authorities. The Cerro Dominador project will be the first solar-thermal power plant for direct electricity production in the […]