Jul 4, 2014 - Chile's environmental committee in Atacama region has approved the 80.8-MW Sol de Atacama photovoltaic (PV) project proposed by AustrianSolar Chile, local consultancy SGA said yesterday.
The project, worth USD 165 million (EUR 121.4m), includes 343,804 panels with an installed capacity of 89.95 MWp in Chanaral municipality, part of Chile's central power system SIC.
The committee assessed the project last week.
In May, AustrianSolar Chile obtained a permit for 100 MW in Diego de Almagro municipality. Since December, the company has proposed three additional PV projects of over 260 MW.
Austria-based AustrianSolar, former Austrian Enviro Technologies, focuses on development, management and operation of PV power plants.
(USD 1 = EUR 0.736)
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