Solaria Energía y Medio Ambiente has entered an agreement to develop 25MW of energy in Ecuador. The first project, a ground-mounted PV array in the mountains surrounding the city of Quito will be developed in two phases: the first stage sees the construction of a 1MW pilot project, to be completed by the end of 2012. In the second stage, the project will be extended to 5MW. Stage two is estimated to be completed in the first half of 2013.
Solaria will be designing, engineering and managing the construction of the plant as well as providing the modules. In addition, Solaria and a local developer will jointly develop a 5MW rooftop installation in Ciudad Empresarial, to be completed in the second half of 2012. Both companies plan further collaborations in Ecuador, the Caribbean and Chile.