Grupo CAP of Chile will build, in partnership with US firm SunEdison, a 100 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) farm in the Atacama Desert in Northern Chile.

This latest PV project is said to be the biggest such solar plant in Latin America and one of the largest in the world, local daily Diario Financiero said.

The plant will supply Chile’s Central Interconnected System (SIC).

The first phase of this solar project will be operational by the end of 2013.

The finished solar farm will produce 270 GWh of clean energy yearly, which is claimed with avoid 135,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions.

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