Enel completes 160 MW PV plant in Chile, 400 GWh of solar power expected annually

The solar PV facility is located in the municipality of María Elena in the Antofagasta Region
The solar PV facility is located in the municipality of María Elena in the Antofagasta Region

Enel Green Power (EGP, Rome, Italy), through its subsidiary Enel Green Power Chile Ltda. (EGPC), has completed and connected to the grid “Finis Terrae”, the company’s largest solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in Chile.

The solar PV facility is located in the municipality of María Elena in the Antofagasta Region, around 1,300 km north of Santiago, has an installed capacity of 160 MW and can generate more than 400 GWh of solar power annually, Enel notes.

Enel invested approximately USD 270 million in the construction of the PV project. The investment was financed through Enel’s own resources.

Finis Terrae is supported by a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA), and the power generated by the plant will be delivered to Chile’s Northern Region Transmission Network, SING (Sistema Interconectado del Norte Grande).

 

2016-05-31 | Courtesy: Enel; Image: S.E.A. | solarserver.com © Heindl Server GmbH

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