Chile opens South America’s largest floating solar farm

The largest solar farm in South America has been opened in Chile’s O'Higgins Region.
Thu 14/12/2023 by Richard Wilkinson

The project was carried out on behalf of fruit exporter, Verfrut, and is operated by Solarity providing clean energy to Fundo Quilamuta.

The solar plant has an installed capacity of 1,090 kWp and an extension of 2.5 acres and will float on Verfrut’s small lake, in line with the company’s efforts to promote sustainability in the production, packaging, export, and marketing of fresh fruit.

The project consists of a total of 1,998 solar panels placed over 2,493 floats, covering two acres. Using 8 inverters, energy is collected to convert it into alternating current that is injected directly for the consumption of the Quilamuta farm.

Verfrut’s General Manager, Javier Martínez said, “Verfrut is aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) promoted by the United Nations, especially those that refer to the development of affordable and non-polluting energy, responsible production and consumption, and the implementation of actions for the climate.”


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