The PV solar plant Aura II in Choluteca, in southern Honduras has begun operations. This region has one of the highest average solar resources in Central America, with an irradiation index of more than 5.5 kWh/m2 per day.
Aura II has a capacity of 61 MWp, and will generate 125 GWh/year. This project includes the installation of nearly 200,000 polycrystalline solar modules over a surface area of 150 hectares.
The project has been supported by private investments from Mexico and Honduras, as well as finance from the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Mexican bank Bancomext, and the German development agency DEG.
Developed by Mexican Gauss, Aura II covers an area of 145 hectares and has more than 200,000 followers photovoltaic modules installed on 1 axis. The PV Solar Plant employs more than 700 people at peak production.
The energy produced by the PV Solar Plant will be delivered to ENEE through its interconnection with the substation of Santa Lucia. The agreement of purchase/sale of energy is valid for 20 years.
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This post was prepared by Solar Thermal Magazine staff.