Tag: Chile


Cities continue to show swift progress and leadership towards large-scale adoption of renewable energy technologies even as some countries continue to deny the very need of sustainable growth. Chile’s Santiago metro system will soon source as much as 60% of Read more…


Chile has given green light to the construction of the largest solar power project in South America. According to media reports, SolarReserve has received go-ahead for construction of a 450 megawatts concentrated solar power project. The project shall use solar Read more…


Acciona Energia has announced that it has started power supply to Google’s installations in Chile from the El Romero solar power project. The 246 megawatts project is the largest solar PV power plants in South America.


Acciona Energia commissioned a 246 MW solar power project in the Atacama region of Chile; it is one of the largest solar power projects in South America.


Chilean officials announced plans to set up a solar power park of up to 1 GW capacity in the Atacama region.


Engie Energia Chile and Solairedirect, subsidiaries of French utility Engie, have announced plans to jointly develop 400 MW of solar power in Chile. The two companies have agreed to work on photovoltaic (PV) projects in the northern and central parts Read more…


Update #2: The lowest solar price bid is now 2.42¢/kWh. Update: It was Solarpack that set the record-low bid, not SunEdison, as originally indicated in this article. The article has been updated accordingly. A couple of companies managed to secure a Read more…


In a much-needed boost for the solar power project developers in Chile, the government has approved a new power transmission law would see substantial boost supplying solar power to the major demand centres. According to the Electricity Transmission Act passed Read more…


California-based solar power project developer Pattern Energy has reported progress on a large-scale solar PV power project in Chile. JinkoSolar reported that it has been selected to supply solar power modules for 122 MW Conejo solar power project in Chile. Read more…


Chile recently had its largest solar power project connected to the grid – a 160 MW solar PV power project commissioned in the northern part of the country. Enel Green Power Chile Ltda. recently announced that it commissioned a 160 Read more…


The controversial $10 billion Patagonian HidroAysen hydroelectric mega-dam approved in May by the Chilean government has recently had a Chilean appeals court in Puerto Montt vote 3 to 1 to reject seven lawsuits filed against it, with supporters of blocking Read more…


BAL Chile SA is currently farming algae on Chiloé Island eventually to produce biofuels for industrial use. BAL Chile SA CEO Benjamin González said, “Within the next five years we expect to be producing at commercial scale. At present, BAL Read more…


Chile has some of the best conditions available for the growing cleantech industry. There are many opportunities for companies within the sectors of waste management and renewable energy. A lot of the focus of cleantech in Chile is on renewable Read more…


When most people look out on the hot, dry desert, they see the potential for a serious sunburn and probably a mirage or two. When Chilean entrepreneur Mario Llanis looks out on the cactus-riddled desert of his native country, he Read more…

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