With solar PV becoming more frequent across Latin America, as countries see the technology as an answer to energy needs and carbon reduction, it is positive to see developments in one of Uruguays largest PV plants. Grupo Clavijo has completed the latest installations at the site, which is owned by SunEdisons yieldco TerraForm Global.
Spanish company Grupo Clavijo installed fixed structures at the 26.5 MW Alto Cielo park in the village of Tomás Gomensoro, Artigas. The installation took 5 months to complete, with the structures installed at a 25 degree angle.
Grupo Clavijo has been building up its portfolio on the Latin American continent, with completed installation in Chile, Brazil, Honduras, Uruguay, El Salvador, Panama, Mexico and Puerto Rico, as well as penning various strategic partnerships in the region.
Uruguay is one of the PV markets that is slowly moving in the right direction, with 167 MW of PV expected to be installed this year. The largest plant in the country to date is a 64 MW plant in the Salto Department that was developed by Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) and completed in January.
Alto Cielo is certainly one of the countrys most developed solar parks, which was bought by TerraForm Global in December 2015. The energy generated by the park will be sold to the National Administration of Power Plants and Electrical Transmissions (UTE), Uruguays state-owned utility, under a 28 year power purchase agreement.