Yingli will supply over 24 MW of solar PV modules for the Pavana Solar Park, which will be the largest solar power plant in Honduras. The project is owned by Energia Basica S.A. (ENERBASA), a Honduran energy company. Sybac Solar, a global solar integrator based in the United States, will provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services.
Located in the city of Choluteca in southern Honduras, the Pavana Solar power plant is expected to be the largest solar project to connect to the country's national utility grid. Yingli will deliver nearly 80,000 large-format YGE 72 Cell Series modules to the project site, and interconnection is expected to take place during the first quarter of 2015. Forecasts indicate that the system will generate approximately 40,000 MWh annually, which is equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of about 61,000 Honduran citizens.
"Yingli's strategy in Latin America is to invest in sophisticated local operations and forge deep partnerships with the region's market leaders, including ENERBASA and Sybac Solar,” noted Mr. Robert Petrina, Managing Director of Yingli Green Energy Americas. “As the pace of solar PV project development and construction accelerates in Latin America, our dedicated local presence has become a powerful differentiator."
Mr. Armando Ayes, ENERBASA´s General Manager, said: ¨This project demonstrates how our fast-track development model is ideally suited to the Honduran government's strategic renewable energy initiatives."
"We hope that this groundbreaking project will be the first of many Yingli Solar power plants in Honduras," said Mr. Liansheng Miao, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Yingli Green Energy. "By utilizing the region's vast solar potential, projects like the Pavana Solar Park are helping the nation create local jobs, reduce dependence on fossil fuels, and serve as a model for other Central American countries seeking to expand renewable energy generation."