Yingli set to begin phase-2 supply of panels to Chilean projects

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Chinese solar panel maker Yingli Green Energy is gearing up to begin second phase of supplying panels for 240 megawatt capacity to two hybrid solar photovoltaic and concentrated solar power plants in Latin America.

The northern Chile based projects will be equipped with 110 MW of CSP and 17.5 hours of thermal storage each.

Yingli will be the sole panel supplier and will provide more than 780,000 multicrystalline utility-scale YGE 72 Cell solar panels to the projects.

Both projects are to be developed in two phases and Yingli completed the first phase delivery recently. The second phase is set to start in August.

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One of the projects is scheduled to be put into operation by the middle of next year. The completed solar power plants will occupy close to 100,000 acres and they will be connected to the national utility grid.

The power plants are expected to deliver uninterrupted power supply to commercial, industrial, and residential customers throughout Chile. The output is expected to remove about 385,000 tons of carbon emissions each year.

Last month Yingli has announced that it was to supply 40-megawatt capacity to Sybac Solar, a Honduran solar integrator.

The panels are to be used in two solar power projects — the Pacific Solar project, Nacaome, and La Manzanilla y Las Lajas project, Choluteca — in Honduras.

The first project to receive Yingli’s panels is the the 50-MWp Pacific Solar project. The first phase of the project for 25 MWp capacity is under development by Guatemala-based renewable energy company EM-Power Corporacion.

The first phase of the project is expected to go into commercial operation beginning August and the second phase is expected to come online next year.

Also, the completed project is expected to contain 160,000 high-performing, multicrystalline YGE 72 Cell Series panels specifically meant for utility-scale projects.

Ajith Kumar S

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