Chile

AustrianSolar begins construction on 98 MW solar park in northern Chile

The PV plant Huatacondo will be located 100 kilometers south of Pozo Almonte, in the Chilean region of Tarapacá.

ABB supplied central inverters to 246 MW Chilean solar plant

The El Romero Solar Plant in the Atacama Desert of Chile has been completed using 60 3.6 MW ABB inverter stations. Spanish developer Acciona constructed the solar farm and commissioned it last year.

Chile’s installed PV capacity tops 1,748 MW

Developers connected around 700 MW of solar to the Chilean grid In the first eight months of this year.

Eurus enters Chilean PV with 18 MW acquisition

Japan’s Eurus Energy has entered the Chilean solar market by purchasing 18 MW (AC) of operational PV capacity in the South American country from Spanish renewables developer Grenergy Renovables.

CarbonFree Technology buys 65 MW of PV projects in Chile

The projects, which range in size from 3 MW to 10 MW, are being developed under the country’s PMGD Program for distributed generation.

Chile: 62 MW commissioned at Cerro Dominador solar complex

One of Chile’s major renewable energy projects, the Cerro Dominador solar complex, whose combined CSP and PV capacity is expected to reach 220 MW, has begun feeding electricity into the grid.

SMA expands O&M business in South America

SMA has announced the completion of contracts for the operation and maintenance of two solar power plants in Chile. The plants are owned by Atlas Renewable Energies, and have a combined capacity of 180 MW. The plants include both SMA inverters and those of other manufacturers.

Etrion posts H1 net loss of $14.4 million

Etrion has recorded a consolidated net loss of $14.4 million in the second half of 2017, primarily due to depreciation and financing expenses.

Chilean environmental authorities receive proposal for 1 GW CSP-PV project

The huge plant would consist of a 707 MW PV section and a 300 MW unit and would be located in the northern region of Tarapacá.

Atlas plugs in 110 MW solar park in central Chile

Power produced by the Quilapilún PV station will be sold to the regulated market under a PPA awarded to the project in an auction held by local power distributors in 2014.