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Enel powers up 204MW Chilean solar site

Enel Chile has announced the country's National Electricity Coordinator has authorised the start of the 204MW Domeyko photovoltaic plant commercial operation located in the Atacama Desert in the Antofagasta Region.

The solar park already delivers renewable energy to the National Electric System.

Enel Chile general manager Fabrizio Barderi said: "Through this important milestone, we continue to incorporate more renewable capacity to our generation matrix, giving continuity to our development plan through which we seek to add 1.9GW of new capacity by 2025."

The operation of Domeyko will inject around 590GWh annually into the National Electric System, avoiding the emission of more than 465 thousand tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere and contributing to the reduction of greenhouse gases.

Thanks to the installed capacity and 100% renewable electricity generation of this photovoltaic park, it will be possible to supply energy to around 251 thousand Chilean homes, Enel said.

The Domeyko solar farm is on an area of approximately 606 hectares.

It includes the implementation of 472,590 bifacial polycrystalline photovoltaic modules and state-of-the-art technology in developing this type of renewable generation plant, which allows for greater efficiency in capturing solar radiation and, therefore, a higher production profile.


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