Sonnedix has launched operations at its 160MW solar photovoltaic plant Sonnedix Meseta de los Andes in Chile. The development is the largest solar PV project in Central Chile and the company’s second largest site worldwide, Sonnedix said. The construction of Sonnedix Meseta de los Andes started in June 2021, covering around 250 hectares within the Valparaíso Region of Chile, in the municipalities of Calle Larga and Los Andes.
During its construction phase, Sonnedix generated 300 local jobs, in line with its commitment to the social and economic development of the communities within which it operates. The plant was completed by April 2023, connecting to the national energy system on 17 February 2023. Chief executive of Sonnedix Axel Thiemann said: “The construction of a project like Sonnedix Meseta de los Andes is testament to our strong ambition to become a key player in the energy transition in Chile, and worldwide. “Last year we initiated our journey to hybridisation in Chile with the acquisition of the Arco Energy platform, including wind projects into our portfolio, and currently we have almost 1.6GW of total renewable development pipeline in the country. “This demonstrates our long-term commitment to the Chilean market, where we set foot eight years ago and we are now a main actor in its energy transition journey.” Sonnedix currently has more than 2.3GW of total capacity in the country, of which almost 700MW represent approximately 30 operational projects.
Credits: renews.biz [Image: Sonnedix]