Bolivia inaugurates the world’s “highest” photovoltaic solar plant

17 May, 2021


Oruro Photovoltaic Solar Plant is located in the community of Ancotanga, 41 km from the city of Oruro.

Recently completed Phase 2 of the project generates 50 MW and raises the generating capacity of the plant to 100 MW that is injected into the National Interconnected System. It also contributes to the change of the energy matrix that the country pursues with the generation of sustainable electricity from a social and environmental perspective.

Oruro Photovoltaic Solar Plant that guarantees clean energy for the development of the city of Oruro, contributing to the displacement of natural gas consumption in electricity generation.

This plant was built on 208 hectares in which 300 thousand polycrystalline-type panels with a capacity of 330 Watts each were installed, it has 19 inverters.With this plant Oruro covers 100% of its energy demand.

In addition to the Oruro Solar Photovoltaic Plant, Bolivia has several solar other plants: Cobija Solar Plant in Pando that generates 5 MW, Yunchará Solar Plant in Tarija with the production of 5 MW, Uyuni Solar Plant in the department of Potosí with 60 MW and others with lower installed power such as those built in Remanso and El Sena.

Source: El Dinero

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