Jul 8, 2013 - Chile's environmental authorities approved six photovoltaic projects of combined 519 MW last month, mainly located in the northern Antofagasta region, daily Estrategia said.
Among the bigger projects are Sol de Lila and Valle del Sol, of 122 MW and 143 MW, respectively. The six plants will require a total investments of USD 1.195 billion (EUR 930.4m).
Including the Kelar thermal project, a total 1,059 MW was approved last month, equal to 44% of all permits since the beginning of 2013, while an additional 299 MW was submitted for approval.
(USD 1.0 = EUR 0.779)
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