Aug 4, 2014 - Chile's environmental authorities have approved a 61.5-MW solar photovoltaic project of local renewable energy firm Abasol SpA in the northern Atacama region, Chilean consultancy SGA said Friday.
The project will cost USD 120 million (EUR 89.4m) and will increase the supply of the main power network in Chile, using local resources and diversifying the energy mix. The park will have an installed capacity of 67.65 MWp.
The electricity will be transported to the Pan de Azucar-Maitencillo line of grid operator Transelec via a new 220-KV transmission line of 3.5-km (2 miles).
SGA had worked on the environmental impact study and the plan, presented at the end of 2013.
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