Two PV projects in Atacama region have been approved by Chile’s environmental committee. The projects, with total capacity of 79.2 MW was proposed by Hong Kong-based Sky Solar Holdings Ltd and Spanish renewables firm Renovalia Energy SA.
Sky Solar, through Chile Solar Generacion Nueve Ltda, will install 178,752 panels totaling 52.7 MWp in Tierra Amarilla municipality as part of its Solar 9 park, with a nominal capacity of 50 MW. The project will require an investment of over USD 100 million (EUR 81.7m).
Renovalia, plans to build the other 35-MWp Cardones Solar I plant in Copiapo. The plant will be built in two phases over 15 months. The whole facility is estimated to cost USD 65 million.
The projects will supply the central system SIC, and both permits for these projects were published on Monday.
Chile approves 79 MW of PV projects in Atacama; by Diana Hristova of SeeNews Renewables – Dec 23, 2014