Generación Solar AR plans 145MW solar plant in Argentina

Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Reddit
Email
If the project is approved, it will require an investment of US$180 million. Image: Slimdandy / Flickr

Spanish-based firm Generación Solar AR plans to develop a 145MW PV project in Catamarca Province, Argentina.

If approved, the installation would require an investment of US$180 million. It already has secured environmental permits and has been involved in connection studies.

This article requires Premium SubscriptionBasic (FREE) Subscription

Unlock unlimited access for 12 whole months of distinctive global analysis

Photovoltaics International is now included.

  • Regular insight and analysis of the industry’s biggest developments
  • In-depth interviews with the industry’s leading figures
  • Unlimited digital access to the PV Tech Power journal catalogue
  • Unlimited digital access to the Photovoltaics International journal catalogue
  • Access to more than 1,000 technical papers
  • Discounts on Solar Media’s portfolio of events, in-person and virtual

Or continue reading this article for free

The installation is set to be located in the department of Santa Maria and once completed, the site would require a staff of around 500 or 600 people, per Generación Solar spokesperson Alejandro Oliver.

Oliver noted: “About three years ago we began to look at Argentina, through a close friend we detected a site in Santa Maria and there we started with pre-feasibility studies. When we saw that there was legislation to penalize the large consumers who do not obtain energy through alternative energies with 8%, we decided to go forward with the project.”

Oliver continued:  “Argentina has a great advantage, with Catamarca in particular. The province is recognized as the 'sun belt of the world’, which means that it is located in a part of the world where there is greater irradiation. It's optimal for the development of solar energy. “

Argentina carried out two highly successful large-scale renewables auctions under its RenovAr programme last year, with solar being massively oversubscribed and surprising the government, as reported in PV Tech Power. However, with the country's minimal solar track record, it remains to be seen whether all the projects will be realized. However the president has declared 2017 as the 'year of renewbale energy' for Argentina.

Read Next

June 11, 2024
Argentinian renewables developer Genneia has invested US$250 million to build two solar plants in Argentina with a combined capacity of 273MW.
April 19, 2024
Automotive manufacturer Stellantis has acquired a minority stake in Argentinian renewable energy company 360Energy Solar.
January 8, 2024
Chilean solar developer Verano Energy has sold a 150MWp solar PV project in Argentina to an unnamed company.
September 28, 2023
Argentina’s Ministry of Economy has signed an agreement with ten northern provinces – also known as Región Norte Grande – to deploy 2.5GW of renewables.
July 25, 2023
Argentina’s latest renewables auction awarded more than 630MW of capacity out of 620MW initially intended, of which 501.1MW from solar PV.
April 20, 2023
Argentinian state-owned utility YPF Luz has commissioned a 100MW solar PV plant in the western province of San Juan, in Argentina.

Subscribe to Newsletter

Upcoming Events

Solar Media Events
July 2, 2024
Athens, Greece
Solar Media Events
July 9, 2024
Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Singapore
Solar Media Events
September 24, 2024
Warsaw, Poland
Solar Media Events
September 24, 2024
Singapore, Asia