Date: April 21
ENGIE Chile, one of the main renewable energy companies in the country, has just inaugurated the largest solar park in Chile located in the María Elena commune, in the Antofagasta region. With a generation capacity of 181.25 MWac, the plant is capable of supplying renewable energy to 73,000 homes in the country, which is equivalent to a reduction of 311,293 tons of CO2 per year.
In addition, the plant will have a 638 MWh battery-based energy storage system, which will provide greater efficiency and flexibility to the electrical system.
The park, with 369,432 photovoltaic panels, is the site in operation of the company that provides the most green energy to the National Electric System (SEN), which means a great advance in the fight against climate change and the transition towards a neutral economy in carbon.
Another interesting innovation that the plant will have is the cleaning of its solar panels -of bifacial technology- that will be carried out by robots that do not require water, which makes it more environmentally sustainable.
The Coya solar plant is a great achievement for ENGIE Chile, and demonstrates its commitment to the development of renewable energy projects in the country. The CEO of the company, Rosaline Corinthien, commented that this is only the beginning of a second stage in which the company will add new technologies to the development of projects, such as storage systems.
In summary, the Coya solar plant is great news for the country and the environment, and an important step in the fight against climate change. ENGIE Chile is leading the way towards a cleaner and more sustainable economy, and we look forward to seeing more projects like this in the future.
Source: Andina Energy