Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. Ltd. says it is supplying 240 MW of solar panels for Latin America's two largest hybrid solar PV and concentrated solar power (CSP) plants.
Both projects, located in northern Chile, will be equipped with 110 MW of CSP and 17.5 hours of thermal storage each.
As the power plants' sole PV supplier, Yingli is providing over 780,000 multicrystalline, utility-scale YGE 72 Cell solar panels to the projects, which be installed in two phases. The first phase of panel deliveries was recently completed, and the second phase will start in August. The first power plant is expected to be operational by mid-2016.
The PV portion of the solar power plants will occupy nearly 100,000 acres of land in total. Both projects will be connected to the national utility grid and deliver an uninterrupted power supply to commercial, industrial and residential customers throughout Chile.