Statkraft files EIS for 248-MWp solar project with BESS in Chile
Solar power plant. Source: Gamesa Electric
November 22 (Renewables Now) - Norwegian renewables company Statkraft A/S on Monday announced its plans to build a 248-MWp solar farm with a battery energy storage system (BESS) in the Antofagasta region, northern Chile.
Its proposal for the Parina solar-plus-storage park was filed with the regional environmental agency, which will review the USD-248-million (EUR 241.7m) project.
Statkraft’s Chilean unit is seeking to assemble the solar farm using 369,600 bifacial modules installed over a surface spanning around 269.3 hectares. The lithium-ion BESS will have the capacity of 2.08 MWh, enough to store electricity for four hours, Statkraft said in the environment impact study (EIS).
The company expects the Parina facilities to start commercial operation in 2025.
At present, Statkraft is developing around 1,700 MW of renewables in various parts of Chile, it added.
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