The Solar Park Vale Escondido, located 49km from Copiapo in the Atacama region, entered the Environmental Impact Assessment System (Seia).
The mainstream renewable energy initiative envisions an investment of US $ 150 million and the installation of 382,000 solar panels, which will be located on an approximate area of 360 hectares and will generate an installed capacity of 105 MW.
According to the company through a press release, the solar park Vale Escondido will be connected to the National Electric Power System via a transmission line originating from the mobile station of Rio Escondido.
"The tax line will have Approximate length of 5.5 km and will connect to the electronic substation Cardones, where it will inject the energy in the National Electric Power System (SEN) "in detail.
"We want to use the solar resources of the northern part of the country, one of the highest radiation stations in the world, to deliver clean energy to the National Electric Power System (SEN). The project Vale Escondido joins the 3,000 MW portfolio in wind and solar projects which has the main mainstream in the country and who want to diversify Chile's energy matrix to advance to sustainable development, "says Manuel Tagl, general manager of Mainstream Chile.
The Irish-based company, with projects in several countries, was the main winner of the 2016 electricity auction, which was granted 1,300 MW, which would involve an investment of around $ 1.6 billion nationally.