Jan 3, 2014 - Spanish engineering company Gestamp has launched a 5 MW rooftop photovoltaic (PV) plant in Puerto Rico’s Conventions Centre.
Gestamp invested USD 20 million (EUR 14.7m) in the construction of the facility, which is expected to generate some 8,000 MWh of electricity annually, the company said yesterday.
The facility is equipped with 17,000 solar panels installed over parking spaces and further 2,000 located over the Center’s ceiling.
Gestamp hired 125 employees during the eight months of construction of the PV plant and opened 25 permanent job positions for maintenance services.
The plant will offset the emission of some 5,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) annually and will be operated by Gestamp Solar, the photovoltaic energy division of Gestamp Renewables.
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