Solar Power Plants in South America
Maria Elena (Crucero)
Location: Chile
Operator: Sunedison
Configuration: 72.8 MW
Operation: 2015
System supplier: Sunedison
EPC: Sunedison
Quick facts: This project is 15km from Maria Elena in Antofagasta Region At completion it was the largesst SPP In South America. It started up in early 2015 will sell about 206 GWh/yr on the spot market.

Photograph courtesy of Sunedison
Posted 31 Oct 2015

Pando
Location: Bolivia
Operator: Empresa Electrica Guaracachi SA
Configuration: 5 MW
Operation: 2014
System supplier: Yingli
EPC: Isofoton
Quick facts: In May 2014, the GOB hired Isotron to build the country's first central solar power plant in Cobija, the capital of Pando department. The project cost $11.8mn.

Photograph courtesy of Agencia Boliviana de Informacion
Posted 8 Jul 2015

Rosebel Mine Solar
Location: Suriname
Operator: Rosebel Gold Mines NV
Configuration: 5 MW
Operation: 2014
System supplier: ET Solar
Quick facts: This was the largest SPP In Suriname at completion.

Photograph courtesy of Iamgold
Posted 25 March 2017

 
San Andres
Location: Chile
Operator: Sunedison
Configuration: 50.7 MW
Operation: 2015
System supplier: Sunedison
EPC: Sunedison
Quick facts: This project is near Copiapo in the Atacama Region.

Photograph courtesy of Sunedison
Posted 31 Oct 2015

Tauá
Location: Brazil
Operator: MPX Energia SA
Configuration: 1 MWp
Operation: 2011
System supplier: Kyocera
EPC: Conectavol, Ingeteam
Quick facts: This project in Ceara state was grid-connected on 24 May 2011 as Brazil's largest PV plant to date. The investment amounted to R$10mn. The site is sized for uo to 50 MW of PV capacity.

Photograph courtesy of MPX Energia
Posted 13 Aug 2011

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 25-Mar-2017

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