Peru’s Largest Solar Park Begins Operations


With more than 560,000 photovoltaic panels that will produce 144.48 MW of effective power, Enel Green Power (EGP) Perú has started its operations in southern Moquegua.

This solar park is now the largest one of this type in Peru and took a total of $165 million dollars to build, said the Supervisory Body for Investment in Energy and Mining (Osinergmin), according to Santiago Times.

Already, specialists from Osinergmin, as explained by Santiago Times, have carried out a pre-operational supervision in the solar panel plant in order to verify compliance with the contractual commitments of the concessionaire Enel Green Power Peru.

The goal of the revision of the contract was to make the investment efficient and safe. “In this way, we contribute to the development of renewable energies in the country”, said Daniel Schmerler Vainstein, president of Osinergmin.

Also, the Supervisory Body for Investment in Energy and Mining highlighted the country’s potential in electricity generation using renewable resources, such as wind and solar energy.

This power plant uses the sun’s rays through photovoltaic panels that convert that energy into electricity. It can also convert the direct current to alternating current.

All this current is entered into the Peruvian high voltage electricity system, so that energy reaches all households in the country”, said Santiago Times.

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Ermelinda Maglione

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