Andes Mainstream files environmental declaration for 104-MW PV solar plant in Chile
Nov 19, 2012 - Andes Mainstream, a joint venture of Chilean renewable energy firm Andes Energy and Irish renewable energy developer Mainstream Renewable Power, on Friday submitted an environmental impact declaration for the construction of a 104-MW photovoltaic (PV) solar plant in Chile.
The plant, dubbed Parque Solar Azapa, will have 479,736 solar panels produced in China.
The facility will be located between Arica and Parinacota, northern Chile, and it will be connected to the country's northern power grid SING through the 220-KV Condores-Parinacota power line.
The construction is seen to continue 10 months, while the plant's life will be 20 years.
The project, to require USD 210 million (EUR 165m) investments, will be analysed by the regulatory bodies by February 11, 2013.
(USD 1 = EUR 0.786)