The Caribbean’s biggest operational solar plant has opened in Puerto Rico.
The Oriana Solar Park has debuted in the area of Isabela, with an estimated production of 100,000 megawatt-hours of energy in its first year of operations.
“The Oriana Solar Park is the example of the future of power generation in Puerto Rico, one that is clean, renewable and diversified, not just dependent on oil,” said Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello. “In addition to producing renewable energy, this project creates jobs, which will help revitalize the economy of the area.”
The project consists of more than 183,000 photovoltaic panels in two plots; it is expected to reduce the equivalent of the carbon dioxide emissions of 10,000 homes.
The Oriana Solar Park is the brainchild of Oriana Energy, a subsidiary of the Sonnedix Group, in association with Yarotek.
As part of the project, Oriana is also planting about 3,800 trees.
“These power plants put Puerto Rico at the forefront in the use of renewable energy sources,” said Yarotek President Samy Esayag.