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Largest solar park in southern Chile inaugurated


Gran Teno solar farm against a blue sky Photo: Grenergy
Gran Teno is expected to power 136,000 homes, and reduce carbon emissions by 147,000 t/y of CO2

Photo: Grenergy

Grenergy’s 241 MW Gran Teno solar photovoltaic plant, located in the Maule region of Chile, has been inaugurated.

The solar plant, which is said to be the largest of its kind in south Chile, was officially opened earlier this month by Gabriel Boric, President of Chile, attended by David Ruiz de Andrés, Chief Executive Officer, Grenergy.


The Gran Teno plant consists of 367,200 solar panels, and is expected to power 136,000 homes while reducing carbon emissions by 147,000 t/y of CO2  


The project is one of more than 80 plants that Spanish company Grenergy has connected in Chile, having invested more than $700mn in the country to date.


The company is to invest a further $1.4bn with the construction of the Oasis de Atacama initiative, expected to be the largest battery project in the world and the largest renewable project in Latin America, with a capacity of 4.1 GWh energy storage and 1 GW of solar. Divided into five bases, the first phase is under construction with full operation expected in the next three years.