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Yingli Green Energy Holding’s acted as the exclusive PV module supplier for what is being called the largest solar plant in Latin America to date. The company delivered 40MW of its PV modules for the project, which is being developed by Gestamp Solar and Solarpack in collaboration with other local companies.
The solar project is based in two locations. At the 20MW site in Tacna, 75,306 Yingli YL290 PV modules are used, while the 20MW site in Moqueua has 72,032 Yingli YL290 PV modules. Collectively the project amounts to 40MW built on 243 hectares of land. The project is anticipated to be in operation by the end of the year.
"We are pleased to achieve this important milestone in Latin America," said Liansheng Miao, chairman and chief executive officer of Yingli Green Energy. "Peru is one of the most important emerging markets in Latin America given its strong solar energy potential. By supplying modules for this project and by leveraging our sponsorship of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, we are paving the way for substantial expansion throughout South America."