||This is the Elena Photovoltaic Solar project, which is part of the 2,600 MW platform that the Joint Venture formed by the two Spanish companies is currently developing in Chile.
The Spanish company Grupo Ibereólica Renovables has announced progress in the construction of the first phase of the Elena Photovoltaic Solar project, located in the Municipality of María Elena, 2nd Region of Antofagasta, in Chile. The project will have a power of 540 MWac, and is part of the Joint Venture that the company has with the Spanish oil company Repsol and that has 2,600 MW under development in Chile. It will also be the first photovoltaic solar project that both companies start up in the country. The joint venture got the green light for the project in October 2020.
The first phase of the Elena Photovoltaic Solar Project is under construction, and will have a capacity of 67.5 MWac. It will occupy an area of ??110 ha and will install 141,986 bifacial photovoltaic modules from the manufacturer JA Solar of 540-545 Wp. Its start-up is expected to take place at the end of 2022. The second phase of this project until completing the 540 MW of the project is scheduled to come into operation throughout 2025.
The Elena Photovoltaic Solar Park will generate an estimated annual production of 210 GWh that will be injected into the Chilean electricity grid.
Last year, the Spanish Grenergy and Grupo Ibereólica were awarded the largest tender to develop renewable projects (in this case, hybrids) of the Ministry of National Assets of Chile: 17,000 hectares where 2,800 MW will be executed.