The largest photovoltaic plant in Central America goes online – pv magazine International


From pv magazine Latin America

Avanzalia Panama, a subsidiary of the Spanish developer Avanzalia Solar, obtained authorization at the end of December to operate its 120 MW solar power plant in Penonomé.

The project was fully built at the end of 2020, but the company subsequently performed extensive power supply tests throughout 2021. The solar plant has since been certified by the National Dispatch Center of Panama.

The Penonomé solar power plant is expected to generate 240 GWh of green energy per year. It is the first large power plant of this type to be directly connected to the network of the national grid operator ETESA at 230,000 volts.

The Spanish engineering group TSK took care of the construction. Avanzalia said pv magazine that the project required an investment of $ 160 million.

The photovoltaic generator is now in the final phase of financing, which will be completed when Panamanian and North American investors issue a green bond in Panama.

The commissioning of the plant was initially scheduled for the end of 2019. It includes 450,000 solar panels and 89 inverters. In October 2019, Avanzalia signed 22-year long-term power sales agreements for the project with unspecified large customers.

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