March 8 (Renewables Now) - Construction started on Tuesday of the first phase of a 50-MW photovoltaic (PV) plant in the province of Barahona in the Dominican Republic.
Named Solar Canoa, this is a project of Emerald Solar Energy, a joint future created by local group Cisneiros and Potentia Renewables. The first of two 25-MW phases is to be up and running in a year, according to a press release by the government on Tuesday.
Some USD 40 million (EUR 32.2m) would be invested in the first 25 MW of this PV farm, located in the town of Vicente Noble.
Part of the Support Plan for Renewable Energy Projects promoted by the Dominican government, Solar Canos is to produce enough power for 10,000 households when it is completed.
Solar Canoa also follows in line with the National Development Strategy (NDT), as well as with the Agenda 2030 development goals. The country has set a goal to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by 2030.
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