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Peru continues solar push, capitalizing on high irradiation

Peru has approved two Continua Energia Positivas solar projects, coinciding with the resignation of the previous Minister of Energy and Mines as part of the Odebrecht corruption scandal. The two projects are co-located in La Joya District, in the southern province of Arequipa. The CSF Continua Pichu Pichu project is 60 MW, while the CSF Continua Chachani project is 100 MW, and the two are predicted to cost $61 million and $138 million respectively. Both new projects will use Trina Solar tracking panels, and come in addition to a third Continuas project, CSF Misti, which has already been approved, weighing in at 300 MW, with an investment of $299 million. As of May 2019, the country had around 750 MW…

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