Austrian Solar has submitted plans to the Environmental Evaluation Service for the construction of a solar power plant with 100.8 MW of nominal generating capacity and 105.78 MW of installed generating capacity in Coquimbo, a region in northern Chile, company executives said Tuesday.
Electricity from the $212 million photovoltaic power plant will be supplied to the Central Interconnected System, or SIC, which supplies electricity to most of Chile.
The El Pelicano power plant in the cities of Higueras and Vallenar, located about 660 kilometers (410 miles) north of Santiago, will be built in two phases and house a total of 221,554 solar panels on fixed structures.
Austrian Solar presented the Environmental Evaluation Service with plans for a 100 MW photovoltaic power plant in Atacama, another region in northern Chile, in late October.
Construction of the power plant in Atacama is expected to start in July and take about eight months. EFE