Solar energy for Antioquia

Renewables    Sep 16, 2020 2:55 PM

The Ministry of Mines and Energy (MinEnergia) delivered solar panels to the Center for Advanced Manufacturing Technology (CTMA) in the department of Antioquia.

MinEnergia and the National Training Service (SENA) officially announced the installation of 780 solar panels in the CTMA Antioquia, MinEnergia said in a statement.

The panels, installed on 1,600 square meters of the entity’s roof, will generate 44MW of energy per month and are a contribution from the SENA to the country’s energy transition process.

The System, which can last more than 50 years, will provide 15% of the Center’s energy consumption, generating savings of up to CoP$20M every month on energy bills.

Initiatives like these turned Colombia into the Latin American country with the greatest progress towards the energy transition, rising nine positions in this year’s Energy Transition Index of the World Economic Forum, going from 34th to 25th.

Bottom-line: Definitely the kind of news that we like to report on. The government said it would prioritize the energy transition process as the base of Colombia’s development, and so far it is succeeding.

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