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Chile: Plan for decommissioning of coal; solar to become primary energy source by 2030

The Chilean government said that existing coal power plants will be gradually closed, although by 2030, the fossil fuel is still expected to account for 25% of thermoelectric power production. Renewables, however, are forecast to cover the remaining 75%.

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Fotowatio to build large-scale hybrid wind-solar facility in Chile

The project was selected by the Chilean government in November’s renewable energy auction.

SunPower commissions 100 MW solar park in Chile

The facility, which is located in the region of Coquimbo, will sell power to the Metro of the country’s capital city, Santiago under a long-term PPA.

Chile’s PV capacity tops 1.8 GW

In the first eleven months of 2017, new PV additions reached a total of 761 MW. Cumulative capacity now sits at 1.8 GW.

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.

Elecnor to build a 115 MW solar project in Chile

The Spanish company was awarded a US$117 million contract to build the project near Santiago.

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