August 27 (Renewables Now) - The net installed capacity of Chile's non-conventional renewable energy (NCRE) power plants increased to 5,049 MW in July from 5,017 MW recorded a month earlier.
According to the latest report by the Chilean national energy commission (CNE), the NCRE installed capacity accounted for 21.5% of the country's total.
Non-conventional renewables produced 1,210 GWh of power in July, holding an 18% share of the total generation.
The following table offers more details on the Chilean NCRE power mix in July:
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During July, 14 new NCRE projects were admitted for environmental evaluation. If approved, the projects, 13 solar photovoltaic (PV) and one run-of-river mini-hydro, will together bring 1,593 MW of new capacity. In the same period, ten projects totalling 479 MW received a favourable environmental resolution.
The distributed generation registry listed 328 kW of new net-metering installations in July, a drop from 510 kW registered under the scheme the previous month. The total number of installations stood at 4,305 accumulating 25,362 kW of capacity.