Acciona has bagged a €100 million long-term ‘green loan’ from Spanish banking group BBVA to partially fund its wind and solar projects in Chile.
Spain’s Acciona and Tuto Energy have teamed up to build what will be Mexico’s largest solar plant, by signing a PPA to add an additional 112MWp to the existing 227MWp Puerto Libertad solar project.
Spanish firm Acciona plans to invest €2 billion (US$2.15 billion) in renewables by 2020 to reach an installed capacity of 10.5GW under its new roadmap, the Sustainability Master Plan 2020 (SMP 2020).
Acciona Energia has connected its 246MW El Romero Solar plant to the Central Interconnected System (SIC) grid in the Atacama region of Chile.
Electrical engineering firm Ingeteam will supply a control, protection and measurement system for the 220/33kV substation of Acciona Energia’s 246.6MW solar PV plant in Chile.
Solar won 720GWh of the 12,430GWh of power on offer from the Chile National Energy Commission, but wind dominated.
Spain-based solar tracker and fixed structures manufacturer STi Norland has been chosen by renewables firm Acciona Energia to provide PV equipment and installations for around half of the El Romero solar plant, which will stand at 247MW in the Atacama desert of Chile.