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Andes Solar takes forward evaluation task of two PV projects in Chile


Energy developer Andes Solar has taken forward the work of a pair of Chile PV projects.


It has been informed that two solar PV were resubmitted for environmental assessment this week. The projects are said to have required investment of US$330 million.


The solar projects are planned for Chile’s central zone, where many are interested in lower MW plants.


Among the two, one is the 180MWp Andino Occidente I project, which includes a 50MW battery storage unit. Next project is the 150MWp Andino Occidente II. Both the plants are planned for O’Higgins region.


It has been informed that both projects require substation and transmission line work.


The projects come at a time when Chile is working to retire coal-fired power stations and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.


Meanwhile, the country also plans to build a US$1.5 billion transmission line which is expected to help "ease dispatch of electricity from solar plants in the country's sunblessed north to demand centers in the central zone," a report mentioned.

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