Germany Company Plans 700 MW Of Solar For Argentina Region (Jujuy)

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Province Of Jujuy In Argentina Developing 700 MW Of New Solar Energy Projects With German Company

The province of Jujuy in Argentina will be developing 700 megawatts (MW) of new solar photovoltaic (PV) projects with the German company Photovoltaic Park following the signing of letter of intent between the two, according to recent reports.

The new solar PV generation capacity will be spread across 3 different projects, located in different parts of the province, and will cost somewhere around $1.4 billion to develop.

The electricity generated by the projects will reportedly be fed into the Sistema Interconectado Nacional (SIN) network for wider use.

To be more specific on locations, the development plans call a 300 MW project in Villa Union, a 100 MW project in Chamical, and a 300 MW project just east of the capital city of La Rioja.

The governor Sergio Casas commented that diversifying the province’s energy mix was an “important” motive behind the plans, and also that there would be over 1,000 construction jobs and 150 permanent ones created by the development.

He continued: “We have already presented to the President of the Nation and the ministers of Interior and Energy the concrete possibility that La Rioja can produce over 1,400 MW between different forms of generation, wind, solar, and hydro with the Blanco river in the mountains. In this way it will be changing the profile and the matrix of the province.”

The province is reportedly set to produce more electricity than it uses within only 2 years, thereby becoming a net energy exporter.

Image by La Rioja government

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