Monday 14th Oct 2019

A second solar plant goes live and permission is granted for a new 12 million dollar project -  

Santiago de Chile, 8 August 2018 - Building Energy, multinational company operating as a global integrated IPP in the Renewable Energy Industry, has announced that the second solar plant in Chile (Villa Prat, 3MW capacity) has been connected to the grid and that it has received the go-ahead for another photovoltaic plant.

The new plant will be built by Building Energy Andes SpA, a joint venture with the Scotta Group, an Italian firm that specialises in the design, creation and installation of hydroelectric power stations and industrial automation. The project, located in Punitaqui, in Chile's IV Region, has recently received environmental approval. The plant will have a rated capacity of 9MW and will require about 12 million dollars of investment. The approval from the Coquimbo Region's Assessment Commission was granted unanimously.

This new project adds to the approximately 30 million dollars already envisaged in Building Energy Andes's 2017-2020 investment plan for the construction of 4 further photovoltaic plants and a mini-hydroelectric power station.

The programme already boasts two 3MW photovoltaic installations that are up and running, in Peralillo and Villa Prat in the VII Region, with construction underway on two further solar parks, Alto Solar (3MW) and Queule (8MW) in the VI Region.

Additionally, building work for the mini 3MW power station at La Confianza, in the VIII Region, is about to begin and will require forecast investment of 5.8 million dollars.

Building Energy Andes is funding these projects using Chile's Security bank. 


Building Energy is a multinational company operating as a Global Integrated IPP in the Renewable Energy Industry on four continents. The Company is vertically integrated on the value chain, from the development of projects to the sale of energy. With a pipeline in 20 countries with over 2,600 MW and generative assets being built over the next two years for more than 700MW, the Company is positioned to be one of the major players on the international scene in the renewable energy field. For further information, visit the site 


Scotta Group is an Italian company related to the development of turnkey plants and systems (Water to Wire) for small hydroelectric projects. More than twenty years of experience have enabled Scotta to establish operating practices making it the partner of choice for clients during all stages of plant development. Scotta has been involved in more than 215 mini-hydro projects worldwide, with 375 MW of installed capacity. Besides Italy, Scotta has been involved in projects in France, Albany, Ucraine, Romania and Chile. In this last country, Scotta has stablished an important market position, with participation in 21 projects, with more than 100 MW of installed capacity, and developing EPC duties for most of those projects.

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