June 25 (Renewables Now) - Construction of the 64-MWp Usya solar photovoltaic (PV) farm is underway in Chile, the project’s owner and developer Acciona SA (BME:ANA) announced Monday.
The PV project, the third for the Spanish company in Chile, is located in the region of Antofagasta. Spanning 105 hectares (259.5 acres), the solar farm will feature 187,200 modules mounted on fixed structures. The plant of 51 MW rated power will be capable of generating 146 GWh annually once online and meet the electricity demand of some 70,000 local households.
The solar farm is expected to commence operations in mid-2020.
The Spanish infrastructure and renewable energy company is currently building close to 400 MW of power plants in Chile. This capacity is divided between two wind and two PV farms, including Usya. All of these projects are slated to go online starting in late 2019 and throughout 2020.
Acciona already operates the 45-MW Punta Palmeras wind farm and the 246-MWp Romero Solar PV farm in Chile.