Economy November 6, 2015 | 9:05 am

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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.

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