Independent power producer Sonnedix Power Holdings Ltd has obtained an environmental permit for the 150-MWp Sonnedix Tres Cruces solar project in the Atacama region in Chile.
The Environmental Qualification Resolution (RCA) issued by the country’s environmental evaluation service SEA certifies that the project in question complies with environmental regulations and can be executed, the company explained in a press statement.
The USD-140-million (EUR 118.3m) Sonnedix Tres Cruces will be realised within the communes of Diego de Almagro and Chanaral. Construction work is seen to start by 2023 and be completed in 2024. During the process, the company will support 295 new jobs.
Once up and running, the plant will produce about 460 GWh of electricity per year, which is enough to cater to the annual needs of more than 220,000 local homes.