atacama

May 21, 2020
Firm breaks ground on 60.9MW PV array set to join pre-existing 90MW wind section in Atacama Desert, with work protocols rolled out to guarantee the safety of 200-plus workers.
March 19, 2020
Plans by investor to develop US$450m grid-connected plant mark latest move of a series by international firms plotting solar megaprojects in high-irradiation region of Antofagasta.
February 27, 2020
Green regulator SEA to consider projects of 317MW and 181MW in high-irradiation desert, joining Enel's growing series of large bifacial ventures in Latin America.
December 19, 2019
The freshly-commissioned 167.5GWh Almeyda plant is contracted to supply power to Chile's state-owned copper mining company through a long-term PPA.
November 12, 2019
Injection of US$71m by group of financiers brings boost to project under construction in Atacama Desert, the largest ever to be undertaken by Madrid-headquartered developer.
August 12, 2019
Launch of construction works in South American desert should see US$180m project become commercially active by December 2020, IPP says.
July 10, 2019
Espejo de Tarapacá project is meant to plug support gap for Chilean energy storage by pairing up 300MW system with 561MW PV plant in Atacama.
June 19, 2019
First phase of France-backed 100MW plant in Oruro almost complete while work gets underway for transmission line for 293MW Atacama duo.
May 24, 2018
Major horizontal single-axis solar tracker firm Soltec is opening the first of its kind ‘Bifacial Tracking Evaluation Center’ (BiTEC) in Livermore, California to further scientifically evaluate the performance of bifacial PV modules and the tracking performance with single-axis trackers.
August 18, 2017
German PV research institute ISC Konstanz is leading the development of a new solar development laboratory in Chile.

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