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New research claims PV outperforms afforestation in combating climate change

Scientists from Israel have calculated how long it would take for PV plants and afforestation projects to offset their warming impacts caused by the darkening of land. The results showed that in drylands, PV fields could be over 50 times more efficient than afforestation.


Universal Solar to open 600 MW solar module factory in Panama

The US module provider said the panels produced at the facility will be 100 percent compliant with the U.S. Commerce Department’s Withhold and Release Order on Hoshine silicon.

Central America’s largest PV plant goes online

A new solar project has been switched on in Penonomé, in the province of Coclé, Panama. It was built with 450,000 solar panels and 89 inverters.

Panama could install 1.7 GW of distributed-gen PV by 2030

The government of Panama has outlined a new strategy for distributed-generation PV. The Central American country currently has an installed distributed-generation solar capacity of 46.63 MW.


Panama to hold October renewables auction

Selected projects will secure five-year power purchase agreements and will have to begin commercial operation on January 1.


PV waste: 28 tons collected in Panama and Senegal

The PV Cycle Association collects and recycles PV waste. Having treated more than 30,000 tons since its creation, it estimates 150,000 tons of PV modules will reach the end of their lifecycle by 2030.


Enel breaks ground on 8 MW solar park in Panama

The Estrella Solar project will be completed in June 2018 and will be realized thanks to an investment of US$8 million.

Panama’s Social Security Fund seeks to invest in solar

Income from solar power generation would be used to provide additional funds for two social security programs endangered by the Fund’s precarious financial situation.

Enel energizes 42 MW PV plant in Panama

The Sol Real project is the largest PV plant built in the Central American country to date.

Panama reports 46 MW of new large-scale solar capacity for 2016

With seven large-scale PV projects connected to the grid last year, Panama has reached a cumulative PV capacity of 89 MW.

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