Sonnedix is playing a role in fulfilling Chile’s renewable energy targets of 100% renewables in the country’s energy mix by 2040. The Atacama Solar project’s purpose is to generate electricity using solar energy – a safe, proven, environmentally friendly form of renewable energy.
We are contributing to the development of the Province of Tamarugal and its solar identity by building and operating the Atacama solar PV plant that will generate clean, sustainable and renewable energy for Chile and the region.
The project is located in the municipality of Pica, an area with the highest irradiation in the world, which means it has excellent solar energy potential. Once operational, the Atacama project will displace around 200,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.
Present in Chile since 2015
Sonnedix began operations in Chile with the Pica Pilot, a 0.6MW proof-of-feasibility plant, that went live in November 2015. This was followed by St. Julia (3.63MW) in April 2016 and Chuchiñi (3.25MW) in July 2016.
About the Atacama Solar pv project
The Atacama Solar Photovoltaic (PV) project consists of the construction, assembly, operation and maintenance of a 250 MW Solar plant (to be constructed in 3 phases). The piot project has been operational since
It includes the construction of a 45.5 km and 220 kV voltage transmission line, which will connect the project's substation with the National Electric System in the Lagunas substation.
Our commitment to the local community
Training and hiring: Provide employment opportunities for people in localities next to the project
Education: Promote renewable energy studies in schools and high schools
Research: To work with universities to support research and develop renewable energy projects.
Any concerns or questions about the project, please get in touch.
Tel: +56 2 2512 1587