Panama mulls end of 500-kW limit for self consumption PV systems

Solar rooftop. Author: Michael Coghlan. License: Creative Commons.

April 19 (SeeNews) - Panama's Authority of Public Services, or ASEP, announced it considers ending the 500-kW maximum capacity limit for self consumption solar systems.

If it does so, the capacity will be determined by the consumption needs of customers, ASEP says on its website. This initiative is the result of the last public consultation held by the government, between December 23, 2015 and January 29, 2016, during which ASEP also started considering the crediting of the energy fed into the national grid.

Due to the high interest shown by customers and solar installers, a new consultation period will be held through April 25 in order to receive more input.

Last month, ASEP announced the country had about 6,935 kW of operational photovoltaic (PV) self consumption systems, spread over 109 systems.

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