March 20 (Renewables Now) - Atlas Renewable Energy, through Pleiades SA, presented an environmental impact declaration for a solar photovoltaic (PV) park with a planned capacity of 854 MW to be implemented in the Chilean region of Antofagasta.
According to the data submitted to the Chilean environmental evaluation service (SEA), the company plans to invest USD 450 million (EUR 421.8m) to install the Parque Fotovoltaico Alfa Solar in the rural community of Maria Elena, Tocopilla province.
The project is expected to created between 800 and 1,300 jobs during the construction process and 18-25 after it becomes operational.
Earlier this month, Atlas Renewable issued a green bond of USD 253 million to refinance the 70-MWp Javiera facility, an operating solar park, and build the 244-MWp Sol del Desierto PV project, both located in Chile.
(USD 1 = EUR 0.937)