Isolux Corsan completes $100m solar PV power plant in Honduras

WCN Editorial Team 3 Mar 2016 SOUTH AMERICA ENERGY & UTILITIES

Isolux Corsan has completed construction work on the $100m solar photovoltaic power plant Aura II in the Choluteca region of Honduras.

 

The project marks Isolux Corsan’s first solar photovoltaic project in Honduras. The company is currently operating the plant with both Spanish and Honduran personnel and will also operate and maintain the plant in the coming years.

 

The plant, developed by the Mexican firm Gauss Energia, is spread out on a 145-hectare area and incorporates over 200,000 photovoltaic modules.

 

The power plant will have the capacity to generate 109m kWh annually, which is sufficient to power over 80,000 Honduran households.

 

The facility, with a peak output of 61.48MWp, will also help eliminate 40,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emission into the atmosphere every year.

 

Energy produced by the solar facility will be delivered to the ENEE through its interconnection with the Santa Lucia substation.

 

The project has been completed within seven months, and funded by private investors from Mexico and Honduras, International Finance Corporation, Mexican bank Bancomext and German development agency DEG.

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