Once completed, the 60MW Lalackama solar plant would generate up to 160GWh of electricity per year, enough to power about 90,000 Chilean households.

Enel Green claims that the Lalackama plant would be the group’s largest PV plant that would avoid the emission of over 100 thousand tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere.

The 40MW Chañares plant, when comes on line, would generate up to 94GWh of electricity that is enough to power about 53,000 Chilean households.

Expected to become operational in late 2014 or early 2015, the Chañares plant would reduce the emission of over 59,000t of CO2 into the atmosphere.

The Lalackama plant is expected to cost around $100m while the Chañares plant would require $70m to build.

According to the company, both projects have power supply contracts to sell the electricity generated on the regulated market.

These contracts had been awarded in November 2013 through a tender held by 26 distributors for Chile’s Central Interconnected System.