Date: June 15
Solar energy is taking an increasingly important role in the energy matrix of Colombia. GreenYellow, a French renewable energy multinational, has recently announced the start of construction of five solar parks in the departments of Córdoba, Magdalena and Meta. These parks will have a combined installed capacity of 70 MWp and are expected to come into service in the fourth quarter of this year.
The solar parks, which will cover nearly 106 hectares, will have more than 108,000 bifacial monocrystalline technology solar panels. Once operational, these parks will be able to inject more than 118,000 MWh per year into the National Interconnected System (SIN) of Colombia.
GreenYellow already has a significant presence in the Caribbean region, with 16 MWp installed and another MWp under development. In June 2021, the company announced the installation of a 1,600 kWp plant responsible for supplying cold food with natural refrigerants and energy efficiency for the Latam logistics center for innovation and business growth (CEDI) of Grupo Éxito, located in Tenjo, Cundinamarca.
These developments are a clear sign of Colombia’s commitment to the transition towards a cleaner and more sustainable energy matrix. Solar energy, with its ability to generate electricity in a clean and renewable way, is a key player in this effort.
At Andina Energy, we applaud these advances and continue to be committed to the promotion and development of renewable energy projects in the region. We believe that solar power is not only vital to Latin America’s energy future, but also offers significant opportunities for economic growth and job creation.
The construction of these new solar parks in Colombia is exciting news for all of us who are committed to a cleaner and more sustainable energy future. We are eager to see how these projects progress and how they will contribute to Colombia’s energy matrix for years to come.
Source: Peru Construye