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Acciona starts the first photovoltaic plant on Easter Island



Madrid, November 12 (EFE) .- The Spanish company, Acciona Energía, has launched the first electrical grid associated solar grid plant in Easter Island (Chile) , who announced the company today in a statement.

The system, given by the company, will contribute to the creation of a more sustainable electricity network in the enclave that produces all the electricity that is used with diesel.

The plant has located to the southeast of this island, located in the Pacific Ocean 3,700 kilometers of the coast of Chile, and is already in operation with 400 panels provision.

Easter Island is the largest of Chile insular, with a population of 7,750 inhabitants, centered in Hanga Roa, a capital and a living-only center.

The solar plant will produce a rough average of 200 MWh per year and will avoid direct emissions of about 135 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2), one of the main responsibility for the effect of a greenhouse.

The production of the photovoltaic plant will avoid that 8% of the use of diesel is used so far for the electricity generation in Easter and it will also be likely that the use of fuel used in its transport to the island is decreasing.

Easter Island is one of the main tourist destinations of Chile for its mysterious ancient culture of the Rapanui ethnic group, whose most distinctive frauds correspond to huge pictures known as Mohai. EFE


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