Latin America Solar PV News Snippets

Ingeteam Inverters For World’s ‘Largest’ Capacity Battery Storage Project & More From Colbún, TrinaTracker

Latin America Solar PV News Snippets

Ingeteam will supply its inverters and transformer stations for Grenergy’s Oasis de Atacama Solar and Storage Project in Chile. (Photo Credit: Ingeteam)

Grenergy picks Ingeteam for world’s ‘largest’ capacity battery storage project; Colbún commissions green hydrogen project in Peru & bags environmental clearance for 422 MW solar & storage in Chile; TrinaTracker secures FINAME code from BNDES in Brazil.

Ingeteam bags Chile project: Spain’s Ingeteam has bagged the contract to manufacture inverters and transformer stations for Grenergy’s Oasis de Atacama Solar and Storage Project in northern Chile. Touting it as the world’s largest capacity battery storage project, Ingeteam says the Atacama desert located facility will provide 1 GW of power and 4.1 GWh of storage capacity. The storage capacity equals the amount of energy consumed annually by approximately 145,700 Chilean households. This, it claims, are previously unheard-of figures for battery systems. It will become operational in 5 phases over the next 36 months. Ingeteam will also provide its power conversion and control technology for solar and battery systems.


Colbún has commissioned a green hydrogen project in Peru for its Fenix thermoelectric power plant. (Photo Credit: Colbún)

Colbún’s green hydrogen plant in Peru: Chilean utility Colbún says its Peru located Fenix gas-fired power plant in Chilca now hosts a solar energy-powered green hydrogen plant. It will be used by the thermoelectric plant to cool the thermal power plant, leading to annual savings worth $50,000. It will also make use of demineralized seawater used for electricity generation processes of the thermal plant. The project will help Fenix use zero water and reduce its overall carbon footprint. The company also plans to construct a green hydrogen production project (H2V) to supply the cooling systems of its Nehuenco Thermoelectric plant in in the Valparaíso Region. The electrolyzer will be powered by a 100 kW solar plant. Green hydrogen generated will replace the gray hydrogen currently used for the cooling process of units II and III. It will require around 30 liters of water/day.


Chile has given environmental clearance to Colbún’s 422 MW solar and storage plant. (Photo Credit: Colbún)

422 MW Chilean solar and storage project: Colbún has also announced environmental approval for its 421.9 MW Celda Solar and Storage Project in Arica y Parinacota in northern Chile. The Environmental Evaluation Service (SEA) of Arica and Parinacota Region green signaled the project that will comprise 240 MW batteries with capacity for 5 hours/1,200 MWh. It will be located on approximately 960 hectares of land using 703,752 bifacial solar panels. The project is likely to generate 1,100 GWh annually. Referring to the University of Chile data, Colbún says the Arica and Parinacota region has the technical potential to install up to 43 GW solar capacity, enough to supply clean energy to all of Chile.


TrinaTracker has bagged BNDES’ FINAME code due to its local manufacturing in Brazil. (Photo Credit: TrinaTracker)

TrinaTracker trackers for Brazil: Chinese solar tracker maker TrinaTracker has secured a FINAME code for its Vanguard 1P single axis trackers from the Brazilian National Social Development Bank (BNDES). FINAME is a financing program of the BNDES under which it provides line of credit at reduced interest rates to companies that want to purchase locally produced machinery and equipment. One of the criteria of securing the FINAME code is the rate of nationalization of local manufacturing of components and using local workforce. TrinaTracker has a local Brazilian manufacturing facility. It says this localized supply chain acts as a strong guarantee for customers.

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