Central America’s biggest PV plant goes online

A new solar project has been activated in Penonomé, in the district of Coclé, Panama. It was constructed with 450,000 photovoltaic panels and also 89 inverters.

Central America's biggest PV plant goes online

Avanzalia Panama, a subsidiary of Spanish designer Avanzalia Solar, protected consent in late December to run its 120 MW Penonomé solar plant.

The project was fully developed by the end of 2020, but the company after that carried out numerous power supply tests throughout 2021. The solar plant has actually given that been licensed by the National Dispatch Center of Panama.

The Penonomé solar plant is expected to produce 240 GWh of green power each year. It is the initial huge plant of its kind to be straight attached to the network of nationwide grid driver ETESA at 230,000 volts.

Spanish engineering team TSK handled construction. Avanzalia told PV magazine that the project required an investment of $160 million.

The PV variety is currently in the final funding stage, which will be completed when Panamanian, as well as North American investors, release a green bond in Panama.

The plant was originally scheduled to be activated at the end of 2019. It includes 450,000 solar panels as well as 89 inverters. In October 2019, Avanzalia signed 22-year long-lasting power sale contracts for the project with undefined large clients