Carrera Pinto Photovoltaic Plant
The Carrera Pinto photovoltaic plant is in the Atacama Region, 60 kilometers from Copiapó. It has a total installed capacity of 97 MW. It can produce more than 260 GWh per year, equivalent to some 122,000 Chilean homes' consumption needs and avoiding the emission of more than 127,000 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere.
The energy generated by the plant is injected into the electrical network at the Carrera Pinto substation through a 3-kilometer transmission line in the Central Interconnected System (SIC).
- Municipality: Copiapó
- Province: Copiapó
- Start of construction: 2015
- Start of operation: 2016
- Capacity: 97 MW