Sarigua Solar Park is the First Utility-Scale Solar Plant Installed in Panama.
“Latin America is one of the world’s most unique sunlight based power markets, and we are eager to exhibit our aptitude building utility-scale conveyed clean vitality age extends on spending plan in this key land locale,” said Camilo Patrignani, CEO of Greenwood Energy. The undertaking was structured and built through a joint endeavor between Greenwood Energy, a New York-based elective vitality venture firm, and the European contractual worker, Biosar.
The cooperation, called Greenwood Biosar, finished the sun powered cluster in under a year, at an expense of roughly $10 million. The office was made conceivable by a gift from ENEL Green Power and the Italian Government. Enel Green Power Panama Solar Energy is one of the significant electric framework providers in Panama and it works in the Chiriquí area. With an introduced limit of 300MW, it speaks to 23% of the complete limit enlisted in Panama. Greenwood Biosar is presently constructing other sunlight based activities over the United States and Latin America.
The Sarigua Solar Park, which started task in February 2014, is situated in the Herrera Province, roughly nine miles (15 km) from the city of Chitre, in focal Panama. The site is situated inside the limits of the Sarigua National Park, which is said to be “a dismal case of deforestation in the tropics”. Sand blows over a very dry scene where little develops. This is one of the more parched areas of Panama and is viewed as a perfect area for sun based fueled plants.
The Sarigua plant is furnished with 11,886 photovoltaic boards and gives business chances to inhabitants of Parita and other adjacent networks. It will likewise be utilized as a vacation spot inside Sarigua National Park, advancing the protection of the Park.
The vitality created by the 2.4 megawatt sun oriented office is relied upon to supply around 30% of the encompassing region’s power request, identical to 2,600 homes, and has been interconnected to the La Empresa de Generacion Electricita (EGESA) framework arrange.
President Martinelli has communicated the Panamanian government’s enthusiasm for the likelihood of future development of the sunlight based plant. The worldwide Concentrated Photovoltaic market is relied upon to experience a noteworthy development spurt in the following five years, with its aggregate introduced limit conjecture to hop from, as per another report from GlobalData. Information from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory demonstrates Panama to have significant sunlight based power potential – 185,228,630 MWh/year; around multiple times the country’s yearly power utilization. There might be ‘bright’ venture openings in Panama’s future!