Chile's renewables share at 31.5% in April

The Sol del Desierto solar farm, Chile. Image source: Atlas Renewable Energy

June 1 (Renewables Now) - Chile generated 31.5% of its electricity with non-conventional renewables in April, according to the latest figures released by Chilean energy commission CNE.

The share of renewables in Chile’s total power production the month before was 32.7%.

In April, Chile’s renewables produced 2,098 GWh gross, a decrease of 10% month-on-month, but up by 40% in annual terms.

More details follow in the table below:

Technology: Gross production in GWh: month-on-month change: year-on-year change: Share in April:
Biomass 177 6.3% -6.2% 8.4%
Wind 676 -8.2% 48.8% 32.2%
Solar PV 1,036 -17.9% 42.4% 49.4%
Solar CSP 42 834.0% >100% 2.0%
Small run-of-river hydro 124 4.3% 26.3% 5.9%
Geothermal 39 -3.3% 44.5% 1.9%

The total net installed renewable energy capacity in Chile reached 10,007 MW in April, up from 9,937 MW in March.

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