Spanish engineering and renewable energy company Abengoa announced that the Cerro Dominador solar thermal project, owned by EIG Global Energy Partners and built by Abengoa and ACCIONA in the Atacama Desert in Chile, has just achieved one of the key milestones of its development before its entry into operation: the raising and installation of its solar receiver at 220 meters high, which was placed in the highest part of the central tower of the complex, which is surrounded by 10,600 heliostats.
Mexican multinational bakery product manufacturing company Grupo Bimbo, announced the inauguration of a self-sufficient solar roof built on top of the warehouse of its company IDEAL, S.A. in Chile, which is the largest of its kind in both Chile and South America.
Italy-based energy infrastructure developer Enel Group, announded it has began the construction of its new solar photovoltaic (PV) plant, Campos del Sol, through its renewable subsidiary Enel Green Power Chile. With approximately 382 MW of installed capacity, the facility is the largest solar plant currently under construction in Chile.
Global independent solar power producer Sonnedix Power Holdings Limited announced it has further expanded its presence in Chile through the financial close of USD 99 million (EUR 88 million) for its 171MWp Atacama Solar PV plant in the form of non-recourse project financing provided by CAF –Development Bank of Latin America, as lead arranger, administrative agent and senior lender, and by Banco BICE and Banco Security, as senior lenders.
French global energy and services group ENGIE signed a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) in Mexico to supply renewable energy to steel producer, Gerdau and a 16-year power purchase agreement with Santiago de Chile airport operator, Nuevo Pudahuel, to supply 100% certified renewable energy, under which ENGIE will supply the airport with 105 GWh per year of green electricity to meet all its power needs.