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November 18 (Renewables Now) - Atria Energia, through Los Maitenes Solar SpA, has secured the environmental approval for a 66-MW solar photovoltaic (PV) park in the Santiago Metropolitan Region.
According to data submitted to the Chilean environmental evaluation service (SEA), the company plans to invest USD 44 million (EUR 37m) to install the Parque Fotovoltaico Pirque Solaris.
To be located in a 97.52-hectare (240.97 acres) area in the community of Pirque, Cordillera province, the PV park will consist of centralised inverters and a total of 160,160 monocrystalline modules, with capacity ranging from 415 W to 450W. The project includes the installation of a high voltage transmission line.
In September, Chile generated 1,474 GWh of renewable energy of which solar accounted for 663 GWh.
(USD 1.0 = EUR 0.843)