Energy Sep 15, 2021 3:36 PM
The construction of a solar farm will benefit several families in Guainía.
More than 400 families in the municipality of Barrancominas, in the department of Guainía, will be able to count on energy service 24 hours a day, thanks to the construction of a solar farm, Valora Analitik reported.
Miguel Lotero, Vice Minister of Energy, said that the government continues to advance in projects that transform lives and promote the closing of gaps in Colombia.
“The municipality of Barrancominas will have a hybrid generation system, reducing the use of diesel and providing its inhabitants with more environmentally-friendly energy,” Lotero said.
The project will have an investment of CoP$7.5B, co-financed with the Regional Investment Allocation of the General Royalties System (SGR), and contemplates the construction of a solar farm with 728 photovoltaic modules and a capacity of 460Wp.
The operation of the solar farm will complement the existing diesel plant in the municipality of Barrancominas.
In addition, authorities approved CoP$19B for a school feeding project to prevent school dropouts, which will benefit almost 4,000 students in 47 educational institutions.
Bottom-Line: Unconventional renewable energies are the main alternative to bring energy to remote or difficult to access areas and this news is proof of that. The government must continue working on incentives to see more of these projects in the country.