Peru’s Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM) has granted permission to Energía y Recursos Ambientales del Perú to begin feasibility studies for a 150MW solar plant in Peru.
The Central Solar Mistisol plant will be located in the district of Mollendo, Islay, in the department Arequipa and if constructed would be the largest solar plant in the country. The company has two years to carry out the study under its temporary permit.
In August, Sojitz Corporation of America (SCA), a US subsidiary of global trading and investment company Sojitz Corporation, signed an agreement with Grupo T-Solar Global, which is affiliated with Spain-based Grupo Isolux Corsan, to become a 49% equity owner in two solar plants in Peru.
The Majes and Reparticion solar plants, both with a capacity of 22MW, are located in Arequipa in southern Peru and were themselves the first large-scale solar projects in Peru.