Chile boosts renewables share to 35.8% in Nov

The San Juan solar project in Chile. Source: Verano Capital.

December 29 (Renewables Now) - Chile raised the renewables share in the total power production to 35.8% in November from 34.7% in October, according to the latest report by Chilean energy commission CNE.

The so-called non-conventional renewables generated 2,403 GWh gross in November, an increase of 1.8% compared to the month before and up by 38.9% year-on-year.

Total gross power production in Chile rose by 5.6% year-on-year to 6,715 GWh. The total November output also meant a decrease of 1.2% month-on-month.

More on renewables in the table below:

Technology: Gross production in GWh: Month-on-month change: Year-on-year change: Share in November:
Biomass 156 0.7% 7.5% 6.5%
Wind 758 -4.5% 42.0% 31.5%
Solar PV 1,254 9.2% 47.4% 52.2%
Solar CSP 41 -11.7% NA 1.7%
Small run-of-river hydro 168 -11.9% -6.4% 7.0%
Geothermal 25 -4.6% 23.6% 1.1%

The total installed renewable energy capacity in Chile stood at 8,398 MW in November, up from 8,033 MW registered a month earlier.

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