September 3 (Renewables Now) - The Dominican Republic's National Energy Commission (CNE) announced on Monday that, before the year is over, a 50-MW solar photovoltaic (PV) park will be put online.
Named Washington Capital Solar Park, the PV facility has a total cost of about USD 75 million (EUR 68.4m). US utility Dominion Energy Inc (NYSE:D) is in charge of the construction of the plant, CNE pointed out.
Located in a 75-hectare area in Mata de Palma, municipality of Guerra, Santo Domingo province, Washington Capital will generate more than 500 direct jobs in the region.
When fully operational, Washington Capital is expected to generate around 110 GWh per year with its 201,000 solar panels. According CNE's press release, the PV facility will have a life span of over 30 years.
(USD 1 = EUR 0.912)