Colombia gives enviro licence to 100.5-MW solar project

Solar array. Author: U.S. Department of Agriculture .

September 25 (Renewables Now) - Colombia's National Environmental Licenses Authority (ANLA) granted on Tuesday an environmental licence to a 100.5-MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project in Santander department.

The project will see five solar plants be built in the municipality of Los Santos, with an estimated annual production of 212 GWh for 30 years of operation.

This initiative is part of the government's policy to promote the use of clean energies with a goal of increasing to at least 70% the participation of non-conventional renewable energy sources in the country's grid by 2030.

In all, ANLA has granted environmental licences to four renewable energy initiatives, which contribute 42.6% to the country's objective to increase clean energy generation by 1,500 MW in a four-year period, the governmental agency noted.

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