The module maker Recom announced it has provided its panels for a 12.5 MW PV plant in Nicaragua. The facility, located in Puerto Sandino, León Province, was recently commissioned. The installation is able to generate approximately 18.18 GWh per year, Recom said.
The company supplied 46,000 270 W monocrystalline modules. Construction on the facility was completed in May, after five months of work.
Recom stressed that this is one of the largest PV plants ever built in the country. Nicaragua’s first PV project, which has a capacity of 1.38 MW, was commissioned in 2013.
Nicaragua aims to increase the share of renewables in its energy mix from 50% currently to 90% in 2020. In order to reach this target, the government recently announced a $600 million investment plan, including the development of solar energy projects. Last year the government accepted a project proposal to build a 100 MW solar plant in the country.