Chile’s PV Capacity Crosses 1.8 GW

With 761 MW Installed In First 11 Months Of 2017, Chile’s Cumulative PV Capacity Reached 1,802 MW, While Pipeline is over 15 GW
03:26 AM (Beijing Time) - 11. January 2018
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Solar PV technology not only had the largest operational capacity (1.8 GW) among renewables in Chile at the end of November, it also had the largest pipeline (15.6 GW). (photo credit: CNE)

Key Takeaways

  • Chile’s National Energy Commission (CNE) figures show the country’s cumulative PV capacity at the end of November 2017 was 1,802 MW
  • At least 761 MW PV was added between January and November 2017 alone
  • Environmental approval has been granted to another 15,623 MW

Chile’s operational PV capacity at the end of November 2017 was 1,802 MW, with another 281 MW under construction. At least 299 MW is undergoing tests. The National Energy Commission (CNE) has published these statistics in its monthly report on renewables.

Between January to November 2017, new PV capacity totaling 761 MW was added to the grid. In the month of November, 33 MW was installed. The data also shows that 15,623 MW of solar power capacity has already got environmental approval. Another 7,566 MW is seeking qualification.

CNE’s December report in Spanish can be viewed on its website .  

Chile recently concluded the 2017 energy auction and awarded contracts for 600 MW of new renewable energy infrastructure in the country (see Average Price Of $32.5/MWh At Chile Auction).


Anu Bhambhani

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