A massive solar generation project is set to unfold in the south of Peru by mid-2012, it was announced today. The companies behind this endeavor – T-Solar and Solarpack – were awarded a contract by the Peruvian government to jointly develop four photovoltaic plants with a total installed capacity of 80 megawatts (MW). They will be expected to annually supply 173 GWh of PV energy over a period of 20 years.
Of these four 20-MW plants, two will be developed and run by T-Solar (Majes Solar 20T and Repartición Solar 20T), while the other two (Tacna Solar 20T and Panamericana Solar 20TS) will be handled by SolarPack in consortium with T-Solar. They will be located in the regions of Tacna, Arequipa and Moquegua, and will be expected to be fully online by June 30, 2012.
Juan Laso, T-Solar’s CEO, said his company “wanted to participate in this process because the project looks good…and the conditions in Peru are attractive, an investment-grade country with political and economic stability.” This large combined project will bring T-Solar’s installed capacity to over 650 MW, reportedly making it one of the biggest photovoltaic (PV) power generators in the world.