Enel plans new 500MW bifacial solar project in Atacama

Chile’s green regulator SEA is to consider Enel’s proposals for a 498MW new PV pipeline in the Atacama Desert region of Antofagasta, according to recently submitted plans. Enel wants to deploy a first 317MW plant known as the Taltal PV project, with total investment pegged at around $350 million. The Taltal installation is designed with nearly 720,000 bifacial modules each boasting a capacity of 440W, together with 8,500-plus PV trackers. In addition, Enel is proposing to add yet another PV installation to its Lalackama complex, also in the commune of Taltal by Atacama’s Pacific Ocean coastline.

Source: PV Tech