Honduras’ first grid-connected solar power plant, with a 24-MW capacity, will go into operation in April, Adalid Ramos from local company Energia Basica SA (Enerbasa) told radio HRN on Saturday.

The company is investing some USD 60 million (EUR 53m) in the plant, built in Pavana community, Choluteca department, with technology from the US and Germany.

The plant is to start tests in the middle of March, after that it will produce 30 to 40 GWh a year, enough for 60,000 homes.

Honduras’ state-owned utility Empresa Nacional de Energia Electrica (ENEE) expects the completion of seven photovoltaic projects totaling 250 MW in the first half of 2015. In 2014, ENEE signed 60 new contracts for 1,251 MW of clean energy, mostly solar, hydroelectric and wind plants.

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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