Chile's Gestion Solar cuts ribbon on 9-MW solar plant
Solar PV park. Image by ACESOL (https://acesol.cl)
Chilean independent power producer (IPP) Gestion Solar SA has commissioned the expansion of its Piquero photovoltaic (PV) farm which now has 9 MW of installed capacity.
Located in Casablanca city, Chile’s Valparaiso region, the solar park had an initial installed capacity of 3 MW, the Chilean solar power association Acesol announced on Wednesday.
The new capacity is the maximum allowed by the small-scale distributed generation (DG) projects programme, known as PMGD in Chile, Gestion Solarchi’s general manager Tomas Herzfeld said.
Piquero is part of a 22.4-MW portfolio comprised of four solar plants, of which three are already in operation.
These plants were partially financed by the firm itself and the Corporacion Financiera para el Financiamiento de Infraestructura (CIFI), a non-bank financial institution in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Overall, the PMGD focused IPP has a goal to produce enough clean energy to offset 31,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) and benefit some 12,000 people.