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Enel Chile to invest US$1.7 billion in renewable projects

InvestChile - November,30,2021

The Italian-owned company has unveiled its 2024 investment plans, which for the first time include developing initiatives using electricity storage batteries. 

Topics: Clean Energy- renewable energy- Enel- Energy infrastructure- Renewables- Green economy

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HDF joins the green hydrogen boom in southern Chile

InvestChile - October,29,2021

The French company began operations in 2012 and is preparing to open its doors in Chile. It will study new investments for fuel development, where it expects to launch its first operation in 2024 with an investment of over US$250 million.  

Topics: Clean Energy- renewable energy- Energy Investment- Green Hydrogen- Energy infrastructure- green energy- Green economy- French Companies- French investment- French investment in Chile- HDF

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Chile’s new green hydrogen projects

InvestChile - August,24,2021
As Enaex and Engie filed the environmental paperwork for one initiative, GNL Quintero, Enagás and Acciona Energía announced a US$30 million investment to build a plant at the GNL regasification terminal.   

Topics: Clean Energy- renewable energy- Energy- Acciona- Hydrogen- Engie- GNL Quintero- Enagás- Green Hydrogen- Renewables- Enaex

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Mainstream to double its current capacity with new energy projects

InvestChile - July,22,2021

The company, backed by Norwegian and Irish capital, will add solar and wind projects with a 1 GW production capacity to its portfolio through a US$ 1.5 billion investment. 

Topics: Clean Energy- renewable energy- Energy- Mainstream- Norwegian investment in Chile- Energy infrastructure- Renewables- Irish investment in Chile

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The new energy matrix that keeps Chile moving

InvestChile - June,21,2021

Almost 25% of the country’s electricity is now supplied by non-conventional renewable sources. The future of energy is green, and all the energy that Chile needs could come from clean sources by 2040.

Topics: Clean Energy- Investment Opportunities- Energy Investment- Energy Ministry- Energy infrastructure- Energy e-book

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Chile inaugurates the first thermal solar plant in Latin America

InvestChile - June,10,2021

The Cerro Dominador project aims to bridge the gap following removal of the coal plants, helping to supply the country’s grid with power at times when the wind and sun cannot.

Topics: Foreign Investment- Clean Energy- Solar energy- photovoltaic solar energy- Energy Investment- Energy infrastructure- green energy- Sun power- Cerro Dominador

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Chile to host the world’s most important clean energy summit

InvestChile - May,25,2021

The event, which includes the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM 12) and the Mission Innovation Ministerial (MI-6) forums, will run from May 31 through June 6.

Topics: Clean Energy- Energy- Electromobility- Mission Innovation Ministerial (MI-6)- Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM 12)- Decarbonization

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Chile’s first green hydrogen project is approved

InvestChile - May,18,2021

The project, an initiative of Highly Innovative Fuels (HIF), with participation from Siemens Energy, involves building a 3.4MW wind turbine and a 13kV back-up transmission line on a 3.7-hectare site in Chile’s far south.

Topics: Clean Energy- wind power- renewable energy- Energy Investment- Green Hydrogen- Energy infrastructure- Renewables- green energy

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Green hydrogen could exceed the potential of Chile’s mining industry

InvestChile - February,4,2021

According to President Sebastián Piñera, Chile’s National Strategy for the Promotion of Green Hydrogen will make the country the world’s most efficient producer.

Topics: Clean Energy- Hydroelectric energy- Green Hydrogen

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Price of PV systems in Chile drops by almost a third in four years

InvestChile - December,9,2020

A study by the German Society for International Cooperation (IZ) and Chile’s Energy Ministry shows how the price of infrastructure for solar energy has dropped in Chile.

Topics: Clean Energy- Energy- Energy Investment- Energy Ministry- Energy infrastructure

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Green hydrogen will create 100,000 jobs over the next 20 years

InvestChile - November,4,2020

Chile’s green hydrogen strategy, which was launched yesterday, has three objectives: to produce the world’s cheapest green hydrogen by 2030, to be among the three largest exporters by 2040, and to have 5 GW of electrolysis capacity under development by 2025.

Topics: Foreign Investment in Chile- Clean Energy- Green Hydrogen- Energy Ministry

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Chile to be a global leader in production of green hydrogen by 2050

InvestChile - August,3,2020

The South American country’s priorities include changing its energy matrix to a model based on renewable energies.

Topics: Clean Energy- Energy- Green Hydrogen

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Renewables arm of Total group formalizes debut in local market

InvestChile - December,13,2019

It has acquired 50% of the Santa Isabel photovoltaic project from SunPower for US$200 million.

Topics: Clean Energy- Solar energy- photovoltaic solar energy- renewable energy- Energy- Energy Investment- Total

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Mainstream obtains financing of US$580 million for wind and solar project in Chile

InvestChile - November,6,2019

Projects in Chile have shown that “we can compete against existing technologies without subsidies,” said Andy Kinsella, Mainstream’s Group Chief Executive.

Topics: Foreign Investment- Clean Energy- photovoltaic solar energy- wind power- renewable energy- Energy- Energy Investment- Mainstream

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Acciona installs innovation hub in Chile

InvestChile - October,18,2019

The laboratory is located at El Romero Solar, a photovoltaic plant in northern Chile’s Atacama Region, and will start operation in October, characterizing and testing latest-generation solar panels.

Topics: Clean Energy- success stories- Solar energy- photovoltaic solar energy- renewable energy- Energy- Acciona- Energy Investment

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Statkraft to invest US$180 million in three wind plants in Chile

InvestChile - September,27,2019

“Through the operation of these three wind farms, we will contribute clean energy to the system and, specifically, central Chile,” said the Norwegian company’s vice-president for South America, Laine Powell.

Topics: Foreign Investment in Chile- Clean Energy- wind power- Energy- Energy Investment

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Chile’s goals for leading the world on clean renewable energies

InvestChile - September,13,2019

The aim is for 70% of the electricity consumed in the country to be from sources such as photovoltaic or wind energy by 2050; this is in addition to the announced decarbonization plan.

Topics: Clean Energy- photovoltaic solar energy- wind power- renewable energy- Energy

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China Three Gorges confirms interest in expanding business in Chile

InvestChile - June,3,2019

The company already has two projects in the hydroelectricity sector and expects to expand in clean energies.

Topics: Clean Energy- success stories- renewable energy- Energy- Chinese investment- China Three Gorges

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Wilefko: The poetic brightness of water that generates energy

InvestChile - May,29,2019

Entrepreneurship in Chile: Wilefko, or “Brightness of Water” in Mapudungun, is a Chilean start-up that has invented a motor able to turn the impacts of thousands of waves into a continuous movement in order to generate electricity.

Topics: Clean Energy- renewable energy- Start-Up- Entrepreneurship- Energy- Wave Power

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Chile: Ten new undertakings for the energy of the future

InvestChile - May,31,2018

Building on the country’s track record and solid energy policies, the government has now announced a new line of work with ten undertakings for the next four years, including shorter times for obtaining an environmental permit, technical training and the modernization of institutions.

Topics: Clean Energy- Articles

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