SunEd secures Javiera off-taker

SunEdison has signed a long-term off-take agreement for its under-construction 69.5MW Javiera PV project in Chile with the Los Palambres mine, owned by Antofagasta Minerals.

Pattern Energy’s recently inaugurated 115MW El Arrayan wind farm also delivers 70% of its output to Los Palambres, a copper concentrate and molybdenum mine in the Coquimbo region of Chile’s Atacama Desert.

SunEdison's Javiera project is slated for completion by early 2015.

By the end of 2015, more than 30% of the energy used at Los Palambres will come from renewables, with Antofagasta also planning to add run-of-the-river hydro to the plant’s power mix.