For full article see SeeNews Renewable, September 23, 2015

The environmental authorities in Chile’s Atacama region on Tuesday accepted for evaluation the expansion by 22 MW to 42 MW of the Chaka photovoltaic (PV) project, managed by Central Solar Desierto I SpA.

The project, designed to supply the central system SIC, will be developed northeast of Diego de Almagro city, on a plot awarded by the government via concession. Central Solar Desierto I, now controlled by Origis Energy Ltd, expects to complete the first phase in December 2015 and continue the construction of the plant the next year. The initial 20 MW, approved in early 2014, will produce 60 GWh a year for the grid.

The expansion alone is expected to cost USD 35 million (EUR 31.4m).