Wind farm in Chile. Featured Image: Pablo Rogat/Shutterstock.com
Chile's renewable power generation grew 17.8% year-on-year to 623 GWh last month, representing 10.8% of total output, according to the government's monthly report.
Wind power was the leading renewable source with 180 GWh, followed by mini hydro plants with 23.69% of the renewables output, biomass with 23.31%, solar systems with 21.06% and biogas with only 3.12%. Compared to the previous month, the renewables output inched up by 1%.
The report shows an installed renewable energy capacity of 2,269 MW at the end of September, equal to 11.41% of the national systems, and an additional 225 MW in test operation.
According to the National Energy Committee, CNE, there are 52 renewable energy projects under construction scheduled to provide 2,448 MW by August 2017.
In September, the environmental authorities approved projects of a total 818 MW, including photovoltaic, wind and biomass technology.
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