The last phase of one of the largest PV plants in Central America has recently been lauched in operation after successfully completing a three-year process of development, design, construction and commissioning. During all these stages, the photovoltaic plant has received technical assistance from Enertis, a Spanish multinational company, specialized in consulting services, technical services and engineering in the field of renewable energies.
The photovoltaic system, located in Chiquimulilla, Santa Rosa, Guatemala, has been developed by Onyx Group, group 100% Guatemalan capital, and developed and built in two phases, known as Horus I (50 nominal MW) and Horus II (with 30 nominal MW).
A total of 307,360 solar panels have been installed with an investment of nearly 160 million dollars and will produce enough clean energy to supply more than 90,000 households in the area.
Horus II has entered into commercial operation just six months after the first phase of the opening project and barely a year after the energy tender process starting.
This shows the competitiveness of photovoltaic as a clean, efficient and quick energy solution to support the growth of the energy production mix in the different economies in the region of Central America.
Enertis has provided technical consulting services during all phases of the project, from conception, design and procurement of components to the construction and commissioning for both the photovoltaic generator field, and for the evacuation infrastructure consisting of a booster subsection and section line.
Grupo Ortiz has continued the work begun in Horus I, and has performed again as EPC to Horus II, also ensuring the maintenance contracts for both plants during the first 2 years of operation.
Enertis has been progressively expanding its presence and experience in the region. The company worked on similar projects in Honduras (61 MW + 49 MW), and is currently working on other projects in Panama totaling more than 100 MW, apart from following very closely the development of the market in El Salvador.