Power company unveils US$3.2M, 1.5 MW solar plant
San Pedro, Dominican Republic.- The power company EGE Haina on Thursday cut the ribbon on its first solar panel array with a 1.5 MW capacity, built at a cost of RD$145 million (US$3.2 million).
The Quisqueya Solar project, linked to the Quisqueya II plant´s auxiliary system, is the largest solar power park, and is connected to the National Interconnected Electric Grid (SENI), its executives said.
In a tour of the Quisqueya Solar facilities, EGE Haina general manager Marcelo Aicardi said the solar park´s start of operations, together with the Los Cocos and Larimar wind farms, (the latter slated for inaugural next March), the sustainable system will provide 20% renewable energy for its operations.
He said EGE Haina currently produces 80 megawatts of renewable energy.