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Pacific Hydro: 20 years in Chile

InvestChile - May,3,2022

The Chinese-owned company, with 100% renewable assets, expects to invest a total of US$590 million over the coming years and intends to triple its installed capacity to 1,400 MW by 2026.  

Topics: renewable energy

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Windin’ Capital acquire three wind farms in Chile

InvestChile - April,11,2022

The equity fund focused on the renewable energy sector, will develop and operate the wind farms of La Flor, Vergara, and Cancura, which will have a combined installed capacity of 103.8 MW.

Topics: renewable energy

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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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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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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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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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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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Chilean firm uses clean energy to produce potable water from the air

InvestChile - April,16,2021

Lader Energy has just inaugurated the first plant in San Fernando, Chile, which will produce 10,000 liters of water per month using the AWA Solar system, and it intends to open up a second plant in Medellín, Colombia later this year.

Topics: Food Industry- photovoltaic solar energy- renewable energy- Start-Up- Water industry- Foodtech- AWA Solar

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Mainstream obtains US$280 million to invest in renewables in Chile

InvestChile - October,20,2020

The initiative forms part of Andes Renovables, a wind and solar generation platform worth approximately US$1,800 million.

Topics: Foreign Investment in Chile- Solar energy- wind power- renewable energy- Energy- Mainstream

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Chile seeks to turn solar boom into green hydrogen bonanza

InvestChile - September,1,2020

“Chile could export $ 30 billion in green hydrogen by 2050,” said Juan Carlos Jobet, the country’s energy minister. “This is the amount of copper that we export today.”

Topics: Solar energy- wind power- renewable energy- Green Hydrogen

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AES Gener files permit for million-dollar project in northern Chile

InvestChile - August,28,2020

The Parque Terra Energía Renovable project would be located in the Taltal municipal district of the Antofagasta Region and would represent an investment of US$ 750 million. 

Topics: renewable energy

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EDF and Ibereólica close agreement for US$229 million to expand Atacama wind farm

InvestChile - July,22,2020

The amount from three international banks will allow the operation to refinance liabilities and add 60 MW to its installed capacity.

Topics: Foreign Investment- renewable energy- Wind farm- EDF- Ibereólica

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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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