Enel Green Power has started work on the construction of Lalackama II, the company's fourth photovoltaic plant in Chile.
With a capacity of 19MW, once fully up and running, the Lalackama II plant will be capable of generating over 50GWh per year, equivalent to the power consumption needs of about 30,000 Chilean households, therefore avoiding the emission into the atmosphere of over 30,000 tonnes of CO2.
The Lalackama II solar power plant will be constructed in the municipality of Taltal, Antofagasta region, about 950km north of Santiago. The facility, which will cover an area of some 40 hectares, is an extension of the original Lalackama project, currently at its completion stage. Lalackama II will bring the total installed capacity of the photovoltaic plant to an approximate 79 MW. The total investment required to build the new power plant is approximately 32 million US dollars.