The Cerro Dominador Project will consist of a photovoltaic plant with a capacity of 100 MW and the first concentrated solar plant in Latin America, with 110 MW of capacity and 17.5 hours of thermal storage. Altogether, the Project’s solar field will cover 1,000 hectares. The Project will prevent the emission of approximately 870,000 tons of CO2 per year and will contribute to meet the growing energy demand from households and industries by combining both technologies.

The CSP Cerro Dominador is a plant with solar thermal tower technology that uses a series of 10,600 heliostats that track the sun on two axes, concentrating the solar radiation onto a single point on the upper part of the tower. Each heliostat consists of 32 individual mirrors that reach 1507 square feet. At the receiver the heat is transferred to the molten salts. In a heat exchanger, the molten salts transfer their heat to a water stream to generate superheated and reheated steam, which powers a turbine capable of generating around 110 MW of power.

Molten Salt Thermal Storage