Solar

The PV Salvador Solar Project

Issue 4 and Volume 18.

Profiling Stand-out Renewable Energy Projects Worldwide

Located near Diego de Almagro in Chile, the PV Salvador project delivers energy to the Sistema Interconectado Central grid, where it is sold on the spot market in direct competition with traditional sources of electricity without government subsidies.

Salvador is jointly owned by Etrion, Total and Solventus Energías Renovables; the majority financing was done through non-recourse project debt from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC); and it was built by SunPower on approximately 328 acres leased from the Chilean government.

Credit: @Total – Laurent Zylberman.

By the Numbers

70mw solar power capacity

160,000 SunPower modules

300 jobs created during construction

Credit: @Total – Laurent Zylberman.