SolarWorld equips 1.5-MW solar system in Dominican Republic
Aug 28, 2013 - German solar products maker SolarWorld AG (ETR:SWV) said on Tuesday that its US arm had delivered photovoltaic (PV) panels for a 1.5-MW plant in the Dominican Republic.
The facility was put on stream in July. It was developed and built by local firm Trace Solar SRL by using 5,880 of Solarworld’s Sunmodule panels.
SolarWorld has also supplied racking systems for the solar power facility, which is situated near the runway of the Cibao International Airport. The installation is expected to produce about 193,000 kWh of electricity each month, enough to meet half of the airport’s energy demand. According to government calculations, this equates to not consuming about 1,240 barrels of oil per month.
The German firm has been delivering PV panels, mounting systems and complete solar facilities for on- and off-grid applications in Latin America since the late 1970s, it noted.
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