DIANA Hristova | SEENEWS —
Italy’s Enel Green Power SpA (BIT:EGPW) said Tuesday it has connected to the grid its first photovoltaic (PV) plant in Panama, a 12-MW system able to produce over 19 GWh a year for the company’s Fortuna hydropower plant.

The Chiriqui facility was built 400 km (248.5 miles) west of Panama City with 39,640 PV modules.

The output, equivalent to the needs of over 16,000 Panamanian homes, will be purchased by the 300-MW Fortuna hydropower plant which increases the security of power supplies during the dry season.

In 2014, Enel Green Power produced nearly 1.1 TWh in Panama through the Fortuna plant.

Worldwide, the company has some 740 operating plants with an installed capacity exceeding 9,800 MW, based on wind, solar, hydropower, geothermal energy and biomass.

Derick Lila
Derick is a Clark University graduate—and Fulbright alumni with a Master's Degree in Environmental Science, and Policy. He has over a decade of solar industry research, marketing, and content strategy experience.

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