First Solar begins construction of 141 MW PV plant in Chile

first_imgFirst Solar begins construction of 141 MW PV plant in ChileThe Luz Del Norte, expected to be the largest PV plant in South America when completed, will make significant contribution to Chile’s national energy agenda. Chilean President Michelle Bachelet and leading government officials attended the project’s inaugural ceremony. October 20, 2014 Edgar Meza Installations Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share First Solar has begun construction of the 141 MW-ac Luz del Norte Solar Power Plant in northern Chile last week.Located some 60 kilometers north of the city of Copiapó, the project is scheduled to be completed by December 2015 and expected to be the largest solar plant in Latin America when finished.First Solar ceremonially installed the plant’s first solar panel at an inaugural ceremony on Friday that was attended by Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, Isabel Allende, president of the Chilean Senate, and Energy Minister Máximo Pacheco.”We are working hard to address Chile’s energy deficit,” said Bachelet, speaking to a group gathered at the construction site. “Projects such as this show that Chile is progressing towards being a clean energy producing country. 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