April 2 (Renewables Now) - Sonnedix Chile Holding SpA has submitted an environmental impact assessment (EIA) for the construction of the 175.54-MWp Meseta de Los Andes solar photovoltaic (PV) park in the Chilean region of Valparaiso.
According to the archive of the Chilean environmental evaluation service SEA, the EIA was filed last Friday by a special purpose company, Tercera Region Solar SpA, on behalf of Sonnedix.
The solar company is looking to invest approximately USD 165 million (EUR 147.3m) in the Meseta de Los Andes project, which will consist of the solar park, a substation and power lines.
The whole project will take up around 335 hectares (827.8 acres) of land. The construction phase is expected to last 16 months, whereas the solar park will be in operation for 30 years.
The project will create 514 jobs at peak construction and 25 to 40 positions during the operation stage.
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