FRV says 432-MW solar project with battery in Chile enters new phase

Solar panels. mage by: Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (

March 31 (Renewables Now) - Global sustainable energy developer Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) plans to install a 432-MW/458-MWp solar park with a 120-MW battery energy storage system (BESS) in Chile.

The company announced on Wednesday it is now processing the environmental impact study for the photovoltaic (PV) project.

Named Llanos de Maranon, the solar-storage hybrid plant will consist of 819,801 PV modules and 192 BESS blocks, located in an 825.7-hectare (2,040 acres) area in the Atacama region of Chile.

The company noted that the development of the project will be accompanied by various actions to support the local community. The plant is to be built about 4 km northeast of the centre of the city of Vallenar.

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