EGE Haina cuts ribbon on 120-MW solar farm in Dominican Republic

Inauguration of the Girasol solar farm. Image by EGE Haina (www.egehaina.com)

June 14 (Renewables Now) - Dominican power producer Empresa Generadora de Electricidad Haina SA (EGE Haina) on Friday inaugurated its 120-MW Girasol solar farm in the home country.

The latest project takes EGE Haina’s installed renewable energy capacity to 300 MW, generated by its wind and solar farms, the company said.

The investment in Girasol totalled around USD 100 million (EUR 82.5m). The solar farm occupies a 200-hectare area in the municipality of Yaguate. The project used 268,200 solar panels, which were supplied by China’s Trina Solar Co Ltd (SHA: 688599) and mounted on trackers that rotate by 104 degrees.

Spanish infrastructure builder Elecnor SA (BME:ENO) was hired to build the plant.

According to the Dominican Republic’s national energy commission, Girasol is the largest solar PV farm in the country and in the entire Antilles region.

(USD 1.0 = EUR 0.825)

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