Minera El Tesoro Termosolar

General Info
Owner/s: 
Minera El Tesoro
Technology: 
Parabolic trough
Country: 
Chile
Status: 
Operational
Purpose: 
Commercial
Usage: 
Process heating
Thermal power: 
7.00 MWth
Construction start date: 
July 2011
Start date: 
November, 2012
Location: 
Sierra Gorda, Antofagasta
Generation: 
24.00 GWh
Land area: 
7 hectares
Technology

Solar field

Solar Collector Assemblies - Trough: 
Abengoa PT-1
Mirrors / Reflective surface: 
Rioglass
Number of SCAs: 
1 280
Reflecting area: 
16 742 m²
Companies involved
Project developer: 
Abengoa Solar
EPC: 
Abengoa Solar
Key components suppliers: 
Abengoa
Socioeconomics
Cost: 
$14 million
General comments:

Minera El Tesoro Termosolar is a CSP plant for proces heating. It is used to heat water for a SX-EW process to obtain copper.

Tha plant is expected to generate 24,845 MWh of thermal energy, about a a 55% of annual consumption for the SX-EW process.

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