Sonnedix is playing a role in fulfilling Chile’s renewable energy targets of 100% renewables in the country’s energy mix by 2040. With Sonnedix Meseta de los Andes solar PV plant, we aim to generate electricity using solar energy – a safe, proven, environmentally friendly form of renewable energy. Sonnedix began operations in Chile with the Pica Pilot, a 0.6MW proof-of-feasibility plant, that went live in November 2015. This was followed by St. Julia (3.63MW) in April 2016, Chuchiñi (3.25MW) in July 2016, and 170MW Sonnedix Atacama in operations since January 30, 2021. In March 2021, we began construction of Meseta de los Andes (160MW), located in the Valparaiso region, near Santiago de Chile.
We are contributing to the development of the Province of Los Andes and its solar identity by building and operating the Sonnedix Meseta de los Andes PV plant that will generate clean, sustainable and renewable energy for Chile and the region.
The project is located in the commune of Calle Larga, one of four communes in the Los Andes Province of central Chile’s Valparaiso region. This strategic location will allow us to extend the supply of clean electricity further, reaching residential use.
The project is being built within a 250-hectare land, optimal for the installation of a solar PV plant, and connects to the substation of Los Maquis, through a 15km-long 220kv transmission line.
Sonnedix Meseta de los Andes is expected to produce 386,750MWh during its first year of operation, capable of powering more than 180,000 Chilean homes, and avoiding around 160,000 tons of CO2.
As part of our commitment to our role as a social citizen, we've generated hundreds of local jobs during the construction phase of the project. Among those, we put efforts to employ women promoting gender balance and equal access to professional opportunities.
Training and hiring: Provide employment opportunities for people in localities next to the project
Education: Promote renewable energy studies in schools and high schools
Research: To work with universities to support research and develop renewable energy projects.
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