From pv journal Latin America

The Environmental Evaluation Service (SEA) of the Chilean area of Antofagasta has authorised the environmental influence examine for the 862.5 MW Parque Terra Energía Renovable hybrid solar-wind undertaking, which can embrace a photovoltaic plant with a capability of 512.5 MW and 350 MW The wind farm, situated within the municipality of Taltal within the northern province of Antofagasta.

The $750 million undertaking, introduced by Energía Eólica Paposo and authorised by the SEA, is scheduled to start out feeding vitality into the nationwide electrical grid within the first half of 2027. Energía Eólica Paposo is a subsidiary of AES, a part of the vitality firm of the US AES Company .

The 512.5 MW PV park consists of greater than 1.1 million panels and is organized “in chains,” every of which consists of 28 panels.

“On this context, the photovoltaic park composed of a complete of 164 blocks of photovoltaic panels composed of a complete of 13,117 chains mounted on assist constructions following a cellular NS axis,” the undertaking report may be learn.

For its half, the wind farm has an put in capability of 350 MW and has 50 turbines of seven MW every.

The undertaking is anticipated to have a lifetime of 35 years; the development section is estimated to final two years, requiring a most of 900 employees within the development section, whereas 20 individuals are anticipated to be employed for the operation section.

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