A subsidiary of Enel Green Power has launched construction of Peru’s largest solar power project.

Enel Green Power recently announced that its subsidiary, Enel Green Power Peru, has initiated construction of a 160 MW solar PV project. The project is part of several renewable energy projects that the company had secured early this year.

Enel Green Power Peru secured rights to develop 180 MW of solar power, 126 MW of wind energy and 20 MW of hydro power projects. The company signed 20-year contracts to supply a specified volume of electricity generated from these projects.

The project is expected to be operation in 2018 and will generate around 440 GWh of electricity every year, enough to power 351,000 households in Peru.

When commissioned, this project will be one of the largest solar power projects in South America. Earlier this year, Enel Green Power announced that it commissioned a 160 MW solar power project in Chile – the largest in the continent at that time. Enel, however, is also working on a 254 MW solar power project in Brazil.

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