Planta Termosolar Maria Elena

General Info
Owner/s: 
Ibereolica
Technology: 
Central receiver (power tower)
Country: 
Chile
Status: 
Planned
Purpose: 
Commercial
Usage: 
Electricity
Power: 
400.00 MW
Location: 
Maria Elena, Antofagasta
Generation: 
2 589.00 GWh
Land area: 
2 897 hectares
Technology

Solar field

Heat Transfer Fluid: 
Molten salts - sodium and potassium nitrates
HTF Temp in: 
290ºC
HTF Temp out: 
565ºC
Tower height: 
260 m

Power block

Storage Y/N: 
Yes
Storage type: 
two tank direct - Molten salts
Cooling: 
Dry
Companies involved
Project developer: 
Ibereolica
Socioeconomics
Cost: 
$3.29 billion
Construction Employment: 
500 jobs-year
O&M employment: 
160 jobs-year
General comments:

The promoter has filed an Environmental Impact Statement to be assessed by Chile's Government.

The proposed project is a 400 MW CSP complex comprised by four independent 100 MW plants.

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