MPC Energy Solutions (MPCES) has begun construction of Parque Solar Los Girasoles, a solar photovoltaic (PV) facility in Colombia.

This facility will supply around 23GWh annually, which is the equivalent to the energy consumption of more than 17,000 people.

MPC Energy Solutions is investing $11m on this project, which is expected to generate revenues of around $1.3m annually once it becomes operational.

Construction work is undertaken by construction firm Socolco S.A.S. while commissioning of the solar park is expected in fourth quarter of this year.

Solar panels for the project are supplied by TRINA, while inverters by Huawei.

Parque Solar Los Girasoles is located in the region of Norte de Santander.

The solar PV project has a nominal capacity of 12.3MWp and will help to cut down emissions of 15,200 tons of CO2 annually.

MPCES has set targets to have a balance in the number of male and female workers employed during the construction phase.

MPC Energy Solutions CEO Martin Vogt said: “Colombia has used renewable energy for decades and its Energy Plan 2050 sets out clear objectives to diversify the sources of the renewable energy it uses so that wind, solar and other alternatives complement its existing installed hydropower base.

“The groundbreaking at the Parque Solar Los Girasoles is part of our efforts to help Colombia reduce carbon emissions, decentralize and diversify energy generation. Our projects will help ensure that Colombians benefit from reliable, cleaner electricity for decades to come.”

Image: This facility will supply around 23GWh annually. Credit: Michael Schwarzenberger from Pixabay.