Chile's Ventus Solaris submits study for USD 296m PV plant
Nov 3, 2011 - Chilean firm Ventus Solaris yesterday submitted an environmental impact study for the construction of a USD 296 million (EUR 214.7m) photovoltaic (PV) plant in the northern Antofagasta region.
The plant, dubbed Sol del Loa, will be built in Maria Elena municipality and will have 478,261 solar panels with a combined capacity of 110 MW. The project will be developed in three phases, of 20 MW, 40 MW and 50 MW respectively, and its electricity will be injected in Chile's northern power grid SING.
Ventus expects to start building the first phase of the plant in April 2012.
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