Atlas Renewable Energy has selected SMA to provide plantwide operations and maintenance services for two large-scale solar power installations in Chile.

The capacity of the plants is 180 MW. One of the O&M sites, Javiera, totaling over 70 MW, is located in Diego de Almagro, a city in the Atacama region of Chile. The other installation, Quilapilun, is a 110 MW PV project located in Santiago.Solar panels

Chuck Smith, executive vice president of service for SMA America, said: “Our projects in Chile are a key part of SMA’s strategic O&M investments globally to provide complete solutions for owners of PV assets. We are pleased to partner with Atlas as a strategic O&M partner in Chile and support its efforts to further develop PV in South America.

“We are proud to expand our services in South America and to offer plantwide O&M for both utility and commercial projects anywhere on the globe.”

SMA Service currently boasts over 2.5 GW of solar assets under O&M agreements, all of which are monitored from SMA’s NERC compliant Solar Monitoring Centres located in California and Germany.