In 2012, Solarpack and Codelco (Corporación Nacional del Cobre de Chile), launched the first industrial solar photovoltaic plant in South America. It was the first PV plant in the world built without subsidies.
The Solar Photovoltaic Plant “Pozo Almonte”, with a total power of 25 MWp, has been operating since the first trimester of 2014. This plant, located in the First Region of Chile, Tarapaca, produces 13% of the electricity supply for the mining company Doña Inés de Collahuasi through a long-term energy supply contract. It has been the first solar plant of its size to provide energy into Chile’s Northern Interconnected System (SING).
Pozo Almonte 1, located in the first region of Tarapaca, has an installed power of 10.5 MWp and is connected to the Interconnected System of the Grand North (SING) through a connection mode of Small Means of Distributed Generation (PMGD). This solar photovoltaic plant was launched last May 2015.
Solarpack has a pipeline of more than 120 MW in Chile, of which 30.5 MW are fully developed.