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Atlas Renewable Energy commences operations on one of Chile’s largest solar plants
Investors - MARCH 23, 2022

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Atlas Renewable Energy commences operations on one of Chile’s largest solar plants

by Kali Persall

Atlas Renewable Energy has brought one of the largest solar plants in Chile online.

With a total capacity of 244 megawatts and 582,930 solar panels spread over 479 hectares (1,183 acres), the Sol del Desierto plant is expected to generate 714 gigawatt-hours annually and avoid 368 thousand tons of carbon dioxide per year.

The project has a long-term solar power purchase agreement (PPA) between Atlas Renewable Energy and Engie Energía Chile, which unlocks the supply of 550 gigawatt-hours per year of solar photovoltaic energy for a period of 15 years. Atlas said the solar project is an important part of Chile’s Ministry of Energy’s decarbonization plan, which seeks to retire and/or convert half of the coal-fired power plants by 2025.

Atlas Renewable Energy is part of the Energy Fund IV, raised by Actis. The renewable-energy generation company has been developing, financing, constructing and operating renewable-energy projects under long-term contracts througho

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