Green light for large solar project in the Atacama Desert

The Chilean Government’s Environmental Assessment Service (SEA) has approved an environmental impact study for the 400 MW Maria Elena solar project to be located in the Atacama Desert.

Business News Americas reports that the solar concentrating power (CSP) project involves the construction of four 100 MW towers and is expected to take five years to complete.

According to estimates from the Ministry of Energy, the project will cost in the region $3bn.

Furthermore, the government has also given permission to Element Power Chile to develop four solar projects in Atacama Desert, with a total capacity of 120 MW.

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