SunEdison, CAP sign agreement to build 100MW solar plant in Chile

01 February 2013 03:49  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--SunEdison has signed an agreement with Chilean mining and steel group CAP to construct a 100MW solar photovoltaic power plant in the Atacama Desert of Chile, the leading global solar energy services provider said late on Thursday.

The plant, expected to be the largest solar photovoltaic power plant in Latin America, will produce an estimated 15% of the mining group's energy needs. Once completed, the project will be managed by the SunEdison Renewable Operations Center (ROC), the company said in a statement.

We have worked to deliver an innovative solution to CAP, designed to reduce their energy costs while deriving up to 15% of their electricity supply from clean energy,” Pancho Perez, SunEdison general manager for EMEA, Latin America and north Asia.

During the first year of operations the plant is expected to generate 270GWh of clean energy.

By: Surinder Malhi
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