Energia de Pereira sets up 6.24-MWp solar farm in Colombia's coffee area

Sep 8, 2021 06:43 PM ET
  • Colombian local energy Empresa de Energia de Pereira SA ESP on Saturday inaugurated a 6.24-MWp solar PV farm in Colombia's coffee growing area, its very first such plant after growing the solar portfolio with roof projects.
Energia de Pereira sets up 6.24-MWp solar farm in Colombia's coffee area
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The plant, which lugs the company's trademark name Energia de Pereira, is additionally the first solar farm to be mounted in the famous coffee region, Eje Cafetero, the energy stated in a press release.

The project made use of 15,660 panels set up on a hill slope across a 7-hectare (17.3 acres) site, which was separated right into 3 areas to fit the varieties. Each section is named after a pet that can be found in the area of the Pereira municipality, Energia de Pereira claimed.

The solar farm is anticipated to produce around 10.8 GWh per year.

Also at the website, the business installed a solar-powered charging station for electrical bicycles, bikes and also scooters, as part of its electric wheelchair project Meep to advertise environmentally-friendly transportation.

Before going large scale, Energia de Pereira mounted 9 rooftop solar energy systems on buildings in its residence city of Pereira, for clients such as the Matecana International Flight terminal, mall and also colleges, to name a few.

With the solar farm and also the roof selections, the company currently takes care of 8.3 MWp of solar PV capability. It states it prepares to triple this amount in the next 5 years.

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