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Do you know Chile’s new energy development targets?

InvestChile - November,1,2021

Chile’s Government has updated its National Energy Policy, which for the first time considers climate change, green hydrogen and electromobility.

Topics: Foreign Investment in Chile- Chile- Energy- Electromobility- Energy Investment- Green Hydrogen- National Energy Policy- Investment

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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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Renewables auction succeeds in reducing electricity prices in Chile

InvestChile - September,27,2021

The tender award documents for contracts beginning in 2026 reveal an average price of US$24 per MWh. Several companies with foreign capital took part in the tender process, such as Mainstream Renewable Power, Sonnedix and Canadian Solar, demonstrating the importance of foreign investment in Chile’s energy sector.

Topics: renewable energy- Energy- Energy Investment- Electricity generation business- Public Tender- energy prices- electricity prices

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Cryogenic energy in Chile, a new step towards decarbonization

InvestChile - July,2,2021

Highview Enlasa’s first liquid air energy storage plant in Latin America will rely on a CRYOBattery system with 50MW/500MWh capacity and will be located in the Atacama Region of northern Chile.

Topics: renewable energy- Energy Investment- Renewables- Cryogenic Energy- Energy Storage- CRYOBattery- Liquid Air

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Chile prepares to implement the use of green hydrogen in Mining

InvestChile - June,24,2021

The goal is to provide greater assurances to companies looking to implement this technology in projects that are already under way.

Topics: Mining- renewable energy- Energy Investment- Mining Industry- Mining Technology- Green Hydrogen

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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’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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Chile is awarded Largest Emerging Market Certified Climate Bond

InvestChile - April,27,2021

The Ministry of Finance has issued approximately USD14.4 billion in thematic bonds since 2019, of which approximately USD7.7 billion are green bonds, USD5.2 billion are social bonds, and USD1.5 billion in sustainable bonds. 

Topics: Energy Investment- Green Bond- Ministry of Finance

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Prize for start-up that converts plastic into fuel

InvestChile - January,6,2021

Ariel Crespo, co-founder of EcoFuels, explains how he was able to produce a liquid fuel similar to kerosene that can be used in stoves, industrial boilers and electricity generators.

Topics: Innovation- Energy- Energy Investment- circular economy- recycling

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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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Spanish firm submits million-dollar energy project for evaluation

InvestChile - January,21,2020

The Solar Antofagasta project envisages two identical 250-MW plants and represents an investment of US$532.5 million. If implemented, it would be the largest project of its type so far in Chile.

Topics: renewable energy- Energy- Energy Investment- Spanish investment in Chile

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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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Acciona selects four Chilean start-ups to try solutions for its businesses

InvestChile - December,2,2019

The start-ups participated in the Spanish company’s open innovation program, which it implemented for the first time outside Europe.

Topics: NCRE- photovoltaic solar energy- renewable energy- Start-Up- Energy- Energy Investment

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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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Acciona announces million-dollar investment plan

InvestChile - June,25,2019

The Spanish company, which has had operations in Chile for a decade now, revealed that it will invest US$800 million by 2025.

Topics: NCRE- photovoltaic solar energy- Energy- Acciona- Energy Investment

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