A 50MW PV project will be built in Bolivia’s department of Potosí, according to minister of hydrocarbons and energy Luis Alberto Sanchez Fernandez.

Fernandez said Potosi plays a key role for Bolivian renewable energy development.

He added: “We have important projects to generate alternative energy such as geothermal, solar and hydroelectric projects, which will provide 287MW of power and superior investment [of US$1 billion] dollars."

The 50MW Uyuni Quilt K Solar Project will begin operations by 2017, but the developer remains unnamed.

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