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November 30, 2021

Parque Atacama Solar Pv Park, Chile

By Carmen

Parque Atacama Solar Pv Park is a 170MW solar PV power project. It is located in Tarapaca, Chile. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 2019 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in January 2021.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Solar PV 170 170 Active Tarapaca, Chile Atacama Solar

Description

The project was developed by Atacama Solar and is currently owned by Sonnedix Power Holdings.

Parque Atacama Solar Pv Park is a ground-mounted solar project which is spread over an area of 450 hectares.

The project generates 470GWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 100,000 households, offsetting 200,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year. The project cost is $180m.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 2019 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in January 2021.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to AES Andes under a power purchase agreement for a period of 10 years.

Contractors Involved

Metka EGN was selected to render EPC services for the solar PV power project.

Jinko Solar was selected as the supplier of the PV modules for the project. The company installed 500,000 modules at the site.

Power Electronics Espana supplied 48 inverters to the project site.

The project is utilising trackers supplied by NEXTracker.

Metka EGN is the O&M contractor for the solar PV power project for a period of 2 years.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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