Jul 15, 2013 - Chile's environmental authorities have received for assessment two photovoltaic (PV) projects of 92 MW and 50 MW, proposed by US solar project developer SunEdison and Chilean consultancy Alfa-AES, respectively.
The first plant will be built in the Tarapaca region with nearly 299,600 PV modules connected to Chile's SING network. SunEdison estimates the investment at USD 241 million (EUR 184.4m), while the construction will take one year.
The other plant, dubbed Inca de Varas I, will be built in the Copiapo municipality, in Atacama, and will supply the SIC network.
The projects will be developed as of the first months of 2014.
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