Solar Energy in El Salvador

The photovoltaic electricity generation project developed by CEL confirms the great potential for solar energy production in the country.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The project being developed by El Salvador's Lempa River Hydroelectric Executive Commission (known as CEL in Spanish) will evaluate different kinds of photovoltaic energy for future investments in the country.

La Prensagrafica.com reports comments from César Villalta, head of the Central American José Simeón Cañas University (UCA in Spanish): "The preliminary results of the project, which will be refined over time, suggest that generators placed on CEL's roof terrace a year ago are able to generate more energy than the best placed solar panels in Spain".

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The project for 14.2 MW / h of energy will be funded by the German Development Bank.

The project, the largest of its kind in Central America, will be located on the left bank of the hydroelectric plant known as 15 de Septiembre.

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Study Will Measure Solar Energy Potential in El Salvador

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Spanish corporation Solar Millennium will conduct a study to assess the potential and possibilities for solar energy generation in the country.

CEL, the nation’s energy company, signed an agreement with Solar Millennium to share knowledge and technology for generating solar energy.

El Salvador: Photovoltaic Plant for $50 million

August 2013

The Executive Hydroelectric Commission of the Lempa River could adjudicate in late August the installation of a photovoltaic plant of 14.2 MW.

Elsalvador.com reports: "It is expected that the investment for the construction of the photovoltaic plant will be around $50 million, which the Executive Hydroelectric Commission of the Lempa River (CEL) has organized with both the Central American Bank for Economic Integration as well as Bandesal".

El Salvador Tenders Solar Energy Projects

January 2011

Bidding for the installation of solar panels at the Cerron Grande and 15 de Setiembre dams will take place in February.

Luis Garcia, manager of the renewable energy department of the Executive Hydroelectric Commission of Río Lempa (CEL), said that with the installation of the panels on the two hydroelectric power plants approximately 0.5 MW will be generated.

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