Largest PV stations in Chile

Top biggest solar photovoltaic power stations in Chile.

(Updated 16 July 2021)

Solar power stations, PV farms 2021 in Chile

Name Location State Capacity MWp or MWAC (*) Annual Output GWh Land Size km² On grid Remarks Developer

El Romero

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Antofagasta

246

493

280 ha

2017

It uses 776,000 polycrystalline silicon photovoltaic modules. The solar irradiance has been measured at 853 W/m2

Empresa Acciona

Luz Del Norte

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Atacama

141

 

478 ha

2016

 

First Solar

Finis Terrae

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Antofagasta

138

400

 

2017

 

Enel Green Power Chile

El Bolero

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Antofagasta

135,7

   

2018

 

Helio Atacama

Conejo Solar

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Antofagasta

128

   

2016

 

Conejo Solar

Quilapilún

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Santiago

127

243

290 ha

2017

 

Compañía Chungunguo

El Pelícano

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Coquimbo

108,1

300

186 ha

2018

 

Sunpower Corporation

Huatacondo

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Tarapaca

103

275

150 ha

2019

 

Empresa Austrian Solar

Llano de Llampos

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Atacama

101,02

   

2014

 

Amanecer Solar

Cerro Dominador

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Antofagasta

100

950

148 ha

2018

 

Atacama Generación Chile

Amanecer Solar

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Atacama

100

270

 

2014

PPA

Sunedison

Carrera Pinto

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Atacama

97

260

 

2016

 

Enel Green Power

Santiago Solar

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Metropolitana de Santiago

92,73

 

200 ha

2018

 

Santiago Solar

Pampa Norte

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Atacama

80

208

290 ha

2016

 

Enel Green Power

Javiera

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Atacama

69,02

161

180 ha

2015

 

Javiera

Parque FV Maria Elena

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Antofagasta

68

   

2015

Merchant

Sunedison

PV Salvador

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Atacama

68

 

328 acres

2015

Merchant

Sunpower

Lalackama I

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Atacama

60

160

 

2015

PPA

Enel Green Power

Los Loros

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Atacama

53

 

100 ha

2016

 

Solairedirect

Uribe Solar

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Antofagasta

52,8

   

2017

 

Fotovoltaica Norte Grande

Solar Jama

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Antofagasta

52,65

   

2015

 

Planta Solar San Pedro III

San Andrés

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Atacama

51

   

2014

Merchant

Sunedison

Chanares

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Atacama

40

94

 

2015

PPA

Enel Green Power

Diego de Almagro

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Atacama

36

80

 

2014

PPA

Enel Green Power

Doña Carmen Solar

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Valparaíso

34,6

   

2017

 

Energía Cerro El Morado

La Huayca II

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Tarapacá

26,73

 

50 ha

2018

 

SPS La Huayca

Pozo Almonte

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Tarapacá

25

 

100 ha

2014

PPA

Solarpack

Andes Solar

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Antofagasta

21,8

   

2016

 

AES Gener

Lalackama 2

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Antofagasta

18

   

2015

 

Empresa Eléctrica Panguipulli

Pozo Almonte Solar 3

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Tarapacá

16,04

45,3

 

2014

 

Pozo Almonte Solar 3

Los Puquios

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Tarapacá

3

   

2014

PPA

Sonnedix

Solar power in Chile

Chile has decided to use its abundant sun and wind to phase out coal-fired power by 2040 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. Chile generated roughly 7 percent of its electricity from solar power in 2018. Its PV capacity was 2137 megawatt and it increased to 3104 megawatts by July 2020 with yet another 2801 Megawatt to be added recently. The photovoltaic plant's construction began in January 2015, and it began its operation in June 2016 with 160 Megawatt of panels, making it Chile's largest solar plant at the time. Northern Chile has the world's greatest solar incidence.  Chile's Ministry of Energy unveiled its "Roadmap to 2050: A Sustainable and Inclusive Strategy" in October 2015, which calls for solar energy to provide 19 percent of the country's electricity by 2050.

El Romero Photovoltaic Plant

This plant, which has been functional since late 2016, reflects ACCIONA's successful completion of a tremendous logistical and technological challenge: to build a plant in the Atacama Desert capable of supplying renewable energy comparable to the electric demand of 240,000 houses. ACCIONA developed the world's largest solar plant in the Atacama desert between October 2015 and November 2016, and it had the highest capacity of any such plant in Latin America when it was finished. Its peak capacity of 246 MWp, generates enough electricity to power roughly 240,000 Chilean households. A total of 80 megawatts are needed to power Google's data center located in Chile.

Luz del Norte Plant

The Luz del Norte plant occupies 478 hectares and is located 58 kilometers northeast of Copiapó, Chile, is Latin America's largest photovoltaic (PV) solar power plant. This project will diversify Chile's energy portfolio and provide up to 370 construction jobs for 10 ongoing operations and maintenance jobs. More than 1.7 million First Solar innovative thin-film PV modules power the 141-megawatt alternating current plant, which produces sufficient solar energy to provide electricity to 174,000 homes and eliminate more than 185,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions annually. It's developed by First Solar.

Finis Terrae photovoltaic plant

It's in the Antofagasta Region, some 1,300 kilometers north of Santiago, in the municipality of Mara Elena. It can generate more than 400 GWh per year, enough to meet the energy demands of around 198,000 Chilean houses and prevent the release of more than 198,000 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere. The plant's energy is sent into the electrical grid via an 8-kilometer transmission line from the Encuentro substation in the Norte Grande Interconnected System (SING). Its construction started in 2015 and its operation started in 2016. Its capacity is 160 megawatt.

 

 

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