Chile wants to know amount of local content of its solar plants

PV-Magazine | February 12, 2019

Public body Codesser wants to hire experts to carry out a “Study to determine the participation of national suppliers in the provision of construction, operation and maintenance components and services in solar energy projects in Chile”. Codesser, the Chilean body responsible for the National Strategic Program in the Solar Industry, wants to determine the local content of components and services provided to existing and planned PV projects in the country. In a document published on its website, Codesser said the solar industry in Chile still has a low participation rate for domestic companies in the supply of goods and services, construction, operation and maintenance of PV projects which “hinders the use of the country’s solar potential for the creation of favorable local socio-economic conditions, associated with the investments involved in this type of projects”.

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