Chilean power company Colbun SA has submitted the environmental impact study (EIS) for a 421.9-MW solar project combined with a battery system that it plans to realise at home.
The battery system will have a 240-MW capacity for five hours, making it one of the largest of its kind in Chile, Colbun said on Friday.
The EIS was submitted to the Environmental Assessment Service of the Arica and Parinacota region.
To be located in the Camarones municipality, in Chile's northern Arica and Parinacota region, the Celda Solar photovoltaic (PV) plant will feature more than 700,000 bifacial panels.
The solar park is expected to be capable of generating 1,100 GWh per year, enough to meet the demand of around 345,000 local homes.
The electricity produced by Celda Solar will be fed into the Chilean national grid through the Roncacho substation, the company noted.
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