Solar Energy: New 120 MW Solar Park

Empresa Generadora de Electricidad Haina awarded Elecnor the contract to build the Girasol solar park, which will be located in the municipality of Yaguate, Dominican Republic.

Monday, February 24, 2020

The project will be built on a 220-hectare site, where solar irradiation is higher than the average in the Dominican Republic, and will include the installation of approximately 300,000 photovoltaic modules, a 150 megavolt ampere (MVA) substation and a 10-kilometre long 138 kilovolt (kv) transmission line, according to an official statement.

You may be interested in "Energy investments for $1.2 billion" reviews that "... The park of Yaguate, a municipality in the province of San Cristobal, will be built for the Haina Electricity Generating Company and will destine its production to the National Interconnected Electric System. This photovoltaic generation plant will increase by 64 % the capacity of the solar projects connected to the National Interconnected Electric System."

The article adds that "... Sunflower will generate 240,000 megawatt hours (MWh) each year and supply the annual demand of approximately 100,000 Dominican households. In addition, it will prevent the emission of 150,000 tons of CO2 into the atmosphere, as well as the import of 400,000 barrels of oil. Elecnor, which builds distribution and transmission lines in the Dominican Republic, won its first contract in the country in 1980 and was definitively established in 1985."

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