Mainstream gets enviro nod for 142-MW solar farm in Chile

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March 22 (Renewables Now) - Mainstream Renewable Power announced on Thursday that it has received approval from Chile's Environmental Evaluation Service (SEA) of the Environment Qualification Resolution (RCA) for a 142-MW solar project.

Located in a 660-hectare (1,631 acres) area in the northern region of Antofagasta, the Pampa Tigre park represents an investment of nearly USD 150 million (EUR 132m).

The photovoltaic (PV) facility, which will consist of 430,920 solar panels, will be connected to the National Electric System (SEN) through Farrellon substation and a 9.6-km transmission line, Mainstream added.

Pampa Tigre is the firm’s first solar project in the region and its fifth overall. In all, the firm is also developing the 185-MW Cerro Tigre, the 155-MW Tchamma, the 109-MW Ckani and the 222.6-MW Llanos del Viento wind projects, with the start of construction expected for 2019, 2020 and 2021.

(USD 1 = EUR 0.88)

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