Argentina to install 53 solar arrays in national parks

Argentina small solar system

June 28 (Renewables Now) - Argentina's Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development has signed an agreement with the Ministry of Energy for the implementation of 53 solar power systems in the country's national parks.

The photovoltaic (PV) arrays will be installed in all the buildings inside nine protected areas located in the Centre, Northeast and Patagonia regions. The government will invest a total of ARS 375 million (USD 3.9m/EUR 3.3m) as part of this initiative, the enviro ministry announced last week.

More specifically, the PV systems will be installed in the Lanin, Quebrada del Condorito, Islas de Santa Fe, El Palmar, Talampaya, Aconquija, Los Cardones, Calilegua and Copo national parks.

This initiative is part of Argentina's Renewable Energies in Rural Markets Project (PERMER). It was inked by enviro minister Juan Cabandie, the energy secretary Dario Martinez and the chief of cabinet of the Administration of National Parks (APN), Fernanda Alvarez.

(ARS 10.0 = USD 0.104/EUR 0.087)

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