Panama could start using solar panel

Panama could be a pioneer in the use of photovoltaic technology, or solar panels, in both homes and businesses, in response to an initiative from the National Authority of Public Services.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

It's proposing to allow customers to generate up to 10 kilowatt hours per day, though they would be connected to the low-tension electrical networks of the electrical distribution companies.
At this point, these ideas are part of a public survey, where the procedures are to be established for the installation of a Small Photovoltaic System which would generate solar energy.
A resolution passed by the Public Service Authority on May 9 limits production to 10 kilowatt hours.
The Public Service Authority plans to use the resolts of its survey to develop rules for broadening the use of solar electricity.

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