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.
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.
Launch of construction works in South American desert should see US$180m project become commercially active by December 2020, IPP says.
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.
First phase of France-backed 100MW plant in Oruro almost complete while work gets underway for transmission line for 293MW Atacama duo.
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.
German PV research institute ISC Konstanz is leading the development of a new solar development laboratory in Chile.
Mainstream Renewable Power has received environmental approval to develop a 245MW solar plant in Chile, from the South American country’s Environmental Assessment Service.
EDF Energies Nouvelles, a subsidiary of EDF, has completed a 146MW solar plant and started constructing another 115MW plant in Chile.
Chile plans to develop a solar park of between 750MW to 1GW capacity to power the mining industry in the Atacama region, according to a release from Chilean development agency Corfo.
Acciona Energia has connected its 246MW El Romero Solar plant to the Central Interconnected System (SIC) grid in the Atacama region of Chile.
Enel Green Power Chile, a subsidiary of Italian utility Enel, has completed the 97MW Carrera Pinto solar PV plant in Chile.