Rame Energy Planning $6.4 Million Sun-Power Plant in Chile

Rame Energy Plc plans to install a $6.4 million solar-power plant in Chile and may deploy further projects in the country’s tourist and mining industries.

The company plans initially to install a 2.5-megawatt ground-mounted facility expected to start working by the end of next year, it said today in an e-mailed statement. It may scale that to 17.5 megawatts.

Rame also has signed a power purchase agreement with a Santiago school to install, own and operate a 25-kilowatt rooftop solar project. That’s expected to be complete in February. The developer is also in discussions to build projects for the tourist and mining industries that would have a total capacity of about 5.5 megawatts.

“Northern Chile is the ideal location for solar projects and, along with our first six wind projects in Chile totaling 133 megawatts which are now at various stages of development, this project will play an important part in establishing a mixed portfolio of 300 megawatts within the next three years,” Chief Executive Officer Tim Adams said in the statement.

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