Only in November 2021, photovoltaic specialist CCE opened its 87-megawatt-peak “La Huella” solar power plant north of Santiago de Chile in the municipality of La Higuera. It is the first of four planned photovoltaic projects in Chile. However, the Austrian company not only wants to make a significant contribution to the fight against climate change. It also takes its social responsibility seriously and equipped 30 families in the region, who were previously not connected to the power grid, with photovoltaic kits free of charge. With the off-grid installation of the panels, the families are now self-sufficient and continuously supplied with energy.
“Producing sustainable, clean energy is not just a forward-looking business for us,” explains René Hörwertner, Managing Director of CCE Chile and Business Development Latin America. “It is a personal concern for us to invest in a technology that, for example in Chile, significantly promotes the desired carbon neutrality. From our point of view, everyone should be able to enjoy
“green” electricity, which is why we also support development on a private level, where it is possible for us. So it was a need for us to also give people in the region access.”