• Chile installs 144MW of solar in September, Solventus to build 78MW park
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  • Chile installs 144MW of solar in September, Solventus to build 78MW park

     

      Chile’s installed solar PV capacity reached 741MW as of the end of September, up 144MW from the previous month.

      Figures from Chile's renewable energy research institute Centro para la Innovación y Fomento de las Energías Sustentables (CIFES) reported that there were 2.11GW of solar PV under construction, which is equivalent to the previous month.

      There were 10.33GW of solar PV approved with environmental qualification, but not yet being built. Meanwhile there were 3.56GW of PV projects in qualifying stages.

      In related news, Chile-based renewable energy firm Solventus Group is planning a 78MW solar park, according to an application submitted to the Chilean environmental services.

      The park, to be located near Combarbala, would contain a total of 279,160 panels and require a total investment of US$150 million. It will have a useful life of 30 years and construction is expected to start in February next year.