As the northern part of Chile is a desert area and being characterized as having one of the highest solar radiation areas worldwide, it has a great potential to generate renewable energy. Planta Solar San Pedro III contributes in the supply of the Chilean energy mix in a sustainable way, using renewable resources in the Northern part of Chile and operating in a clean way.
Planta Solar San Pedro III is a photovoltaic solar plant located 32 km southeast from the city of Calama. The solar park started its operations on January 2016 with a capacity of 57.44 MW, which generate 165,000 MWh of renewable energy annually. This energy is injected into Chile´s National Electrical Grid. This solar PV plant has 186,480 high-tech panels that are constantly maintained to maximize power generation and bring it to industries and homes in Chile.
Prior to its construction, Planta Solar San Pedro III project was approved by the environmental impact assessment (EIA) in 2012. The EIA process is an interdisciplinary procedure, which is helping to identify the possible environmental, social and cultural effects of a proposed activity and how those impacts can be mitigated.
The owner, WEG Capital, is a Chilean company dedicated to managing third-party funds that invest in alternative assets.