Santiago-based company HydroChile S.A. has delivered plans to build the 90 MW Andean Solar Park in the north of Chile, in the Atacama region.
An environmental impact assessment (EIA) has been submitted by the the firm for its planned. Set to be located in the Copiapo Province, in the town of Copiapo, construction is expected to begin in September 2016.
It will require an investment of $158 million and will feed energy into Chile’s Central Interconnected System (SIC). The project will be built across 204.6 acres and will comprise 316,160 PV panels.
Although the country still has a comparatively negligible installed solar PV capacity – around 483 MW – SIC estimates that 1.8 GW will come online this year. See below a list of projects that we have recently discussed on our platform: