Carrera Pinto Sector, near Copiapó, Atacama Region
Processing of environmental permits, rescue and relocation of fauna, permanent archaeological monitoring, detailed engineering, procurement management, inspection and supervision of construction.
The Luz del Norte project is the largest photovoltaic (PV) solar power plant in Latin America and occupies 478 hectares of land, diversifying Chile’s energy portfolio.
The 141 megawatt (MW) alternating current project is powered by more than 1.7 million Advanced Thin-film photovoltaic modules from First Solar, which produce enough solar energy to power 174,000 homes and displace the equivalent of more than 185,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions per year.
Grouped into four subsectors or PVCS units, each of these four PVCS units was connected to the substation considered in the project through a 23 kV collector. This new substation collects the plant’s 162 MW and connects it to the nearest existing substation of the system.