May 3 (Renewables Now) - The Commission of Environmental Evaluation in Chile's Coquimbo region announced on Thursday that it has approved the declaration statement for a 9-MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project by Don Pedro SPA.
The Don Petro Photovoltaic Park, as it is named, will require an investment of USD 12 million (EUR 10.7m) and will consist of 40,000 solar panels, the Coquimbo regional government said.
The power plant will be built on roughly 28 hectares (74.1 acres), 2 km northeast of the commune of Monte Patria. When connected to the National Electrical System (SEN), the PV facility should be able to generate enough power to meet the demand of 9,000 local homes annually.
Don Pedro Photovoltaic is seen to brake ground in the next four months. Comquimbo has also cleared nine other PV schemes since 2018, with a total capacity of 99 MW and USD 125 million in projected investments, the local government said.
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