Jul 3, 2013 - The environmental committee of Chile's Arica region has recently approved a USD 100 million (EUR 77.1m) photovoltaic park proposed by E-CL (SCL:ECL), the leading power producer in Chile's northern power grid SING.
The company plans to build a plant of up to 40 MW, dubbed El Aguila II, which will operate 60 km (37.3 miles) east of Arica city. The plant is expected to produce 115 GWh a year, enough to supply nearly half of the city.
The company said yesterday that its El Aguila I solar plant, of 2 MW, will start operations this week.
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