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      09:24, April 04, 2019

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Punta Sierra wind farm, Chile

A view of the Punta Sierra wind farm in the outskirts of Ovalle, a city in the Coquimbo Region of Chile, on Aug 24, 2018. [Photo/Xinhua]

With 32 turbines by the blue sea, the Punta Sierra wind farm has been in operation since Feb 4, 2018.

It is the first Pacific Hydro wind farm in Chile and the first wind farm invested in by China in the South American country.

The $150 million project, financed and constructed by China State Power Investment Corporation, has an installed capacity of 82 MW and will generate about 282 GWh/year, which can meet electricity demands for 130,000 households and reduce carbon emissions by 157,000 tons per year.