17,000 Yingli solar panels supplied for Bolivia’s first PV plant

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Yingli Green Energy has supplied over 5 megawatt of solar photovoltaic panels for Bolivia’s first solar power plant.

PV project developer Isotron, a subsidiary of the energy company Isastur has installed more than 17,000 PV panels in this project.

This is considered as Bolvia’s largest solar project and the world’s largest storage-equipped hybrid PV-diesel project.

The system is expected to deliver solar power to more than 49,000 people of Cobija in the state of Pando, which is not connected to Bolivia’s national utility grid.

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PV plant will generate 7,500 MWh of solar power annually and will incorporate both battery storage and diesel generation for continuous production.

It is expected to generate 7,500 megawatt-hours (MWh) of solar power each year, meeting approximately 50 percent of regional demand.

This project in partnership with Isotron of Bolivia is a landmark reference project in Bolivia and globally due to its large scale, the combination of traditional power generation and energy storage with PV, and the number of connected consumers, commented, Fernando Calisalvo, MD, Yingli Spain.

Yingli proved to be a committed partner at every stage of this innovative project, which promises to be one of Latin America’s most influential and forward-looking energy facilities, noted, JoseAntonio Alvarez, board member, ISASTUR.

Sabeena Wahid
editor@greentechlead