Sonnedix obtains 150MW solar PV plant in central Chile

Dec 22, 2020 10:01 PM ET
  • Independent power manufacturer (IPP) Sonnedix has proceeded its solar ramp-up in Chile with the acquisition of a 150MWp PV project from regional developer RTB Energy.
Sonnedix obtains 150MW solar PV plant in central Chile
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The offer includes the co-development of the Pelequén plant in Chile's main O'Higgins region, with construction work slated to start by mid-2022.

Sonnedix CEO Axel Thiemann stated the purchase notes "an additional milestone" for the business in Chile. "We are very happy to play an active function in Chile's transition to an environment-friendly future, as we proceed creating, building and operating solar PV projects for the long-term."

The deal comes weeks after the IPP got a 160MWp solar PV park in the exact same region of Chile, contributing to the 138MW Meseta de Los Andes and 171MW Atacama Solar installations it is establishing in the country.

This year has actually likewise seen Sonnedix double down on initiatives in Europe, completing non-recourse funding for 13 solar plants in Spain as well as obtaining 8.2 MW of functional solar farms in Italy in July. The company is readied to more increase its investment in Europe's PV market via a new collaboration with a fund managed by French possession supervisor Amundi.

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