T-Solar unveils 55 MW PV plans in the Americas

The company is developing 55 MW of contracted projects in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, which are expected to generate a combined 100 GWh per year upon completion in the second half of 2013.

The U.S. project, which is being developed in El Centro, California, will generate 52 GWh of solar electricity per year, while the Puerto Rico solar park in San Germán will contribute around 48 GWh of electricity to the grid annually.

Investment in both projects will total around $160 million.

Meanwhile, in Peru, T-Solar expects to shortly bring online a pair of solar plants that are currently under construction. Development of the two plants began after the government in Lima awarded T-Solar a 20-year contract to generate solar electricity in the Arequipa region back in 2010.

The new photovoltaic plants, which have a combined installed capacity of 44 MW, will likely be the first large scale solar projects on the South American continent.

In India, the Spanish company further expects to grid connect a 12.3 MW photovoltaic plant in Gujarat by the end of the year. It already has a 5 MW plant in operation in Rajasthan.

T-Solar, as a subsidiary of Isolux Infrastructure, has an installed capacity of 216 MWp across 45 operating plants, in Spain, Italy, India and Peru.

Edited by Becky Beetz.