Colbun Kickstarts its First 9MW Solar Plant in Ovejeria

The solar park constituted of photovoltaic solar panels is company’s first solar power facility. The plant comprises 30,000 PV panels, each with watt tracker.

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Chile based Power Company, Colbun has started the commercial operations of its 9MW solar plant in Ovejeria.

Further, the plant is made in 18 hectare land in the Tiltil commune of Santiago’s metropolitan region.

The solar park constituted of photovoltaic solar panels is the company’s first solar power facility. The plant comprises 30,000 PV panels, each with watt tracker.

The plant is expected to offset carbon footprint weighing around 11000 tons per year.

This solar farm is part of a renewable energy projects portfolio that Colbun will develop based on market conditions and the needs of its customers, the firm’s general manager, Thomas Keller, said. The company announced earlier in the year the acquisition of a 150-MW PV project from solar developer First Solar.

Colbun is also looking to develop the 607-MW Horizonte wind farm in Antofagasta region. Its portfolio includes three operational hydropower plants (HPPs) with a combined capacity of 62 MW.

Colbun is a utility company engaged in electric power transmission segment. The company has an installed capacity of 2514 MW out of which 1274 comes from hydropower and the rest from the fossil fuels.

This project is Colbuns first step into the renewable energy sector.

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