Posts tagged: Chile

Chile Has So Much Solar Energy It’s Giving It Away for Free

By: Vanessa Dezem, Javiera Quiroga Spot prices reached zero for 113 days this year through April Solar power on Chile’s central grid quadrupled since 2013 Chile’s solar industry has expanded so quickly that it’s giving electricity away for free. Spot prices reached zero in parts of the country on 113 days through April, a number […]

Chile To Be Home To World’s Largest Merchant Solar Power Plant

By: Jake Richardson   An 80 MW solar power plant will be built in Chile’s Antofagasta Region beginning in the first part of 2015. The Inti project is scheduled to be completed and come online about one year later. Greenwood Energy and Pacific Solar S.A. formed a partnership to construct the new plant. Greenwood will […]

Spanish Investors Complete Solar Power Station in Chile

MADRID – Atacama Solar, a company created by about 30 Spanish investors, has put the 3 MW Los Puquios solar power station into operation in Chile. The $3.9 million photovoltaic energy facility is in Tarapaca, a region in northern Chile. The facility is the largest fixed solar power station in Chile, Atacama Solar said in […]

Audi to Make Fuel Using Solar Power

Audi is building a plant that will use solar and wind power to make methane from water and carbon dioxide. The plant, which will use technology developed by Stuttgart, Germany-based SolarFuel, is scheduled to start operation later this year. It will produce enough methane to power 1,500 of Audi’s new natural-gas vehicles, which also go […]

Two solar power plants to relieve mining sector’s power needs in Chile

As subsidies for renewable energy are falling in the depressed European economies, which represent the world’s largest market for solar technology, manufacturers have started looking to new markets. One example is First Solar, a major developer of solar power plants in North America, which announced Friday it will start expanding to Latin America, being Chile […]