Atlas Renewable Energy launches 244MW PV plant in Chile




Atlas Renewable Energy has launched a 244MW PV plant in Chile.


This is regarded as one of the largest solar plants in the country. It has already started the operations.


The Sol del Desierto plant is based in the commune of María Elena, Antofagasta Region.


It has been informed that the plant will generate 714GWh annually through 582,930 solar panels spread over 479 hectares of land.


A local report mentioned, "The solar project is an important part of Chile's Ministry of Energy's decarbonisation plan, which seeks to retire and/or convert half of the coal-fired power plants by 2025."


According to the company, a long-term solar PPA has been held between Atlas Renewable Energy and Engie Energía Chile for the project. As per this, there will be a supply of 550GWh annual solar photovoltaic energy for 15 years.


It has been reported that the plant's power generation will be able to supply clean energy to 345,198 homes.


The company informed that the solar park has been developed with bifacial technology.


Atlas' general manager for Chile Alfredo Solar remarked, "At Atlas Renewable Energy we develop our projects with a strong commitment to the environment, the surroundings, and to inclusion. That is why Sol del Desierto stands out."

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