In Honduras, the largest solar PV rooftop project in Central America utilizes 11,650 pieces, around 3MW of JinkoSolar’s PV modules. The module supplier has signed supply agreement with Embotelladora de Sula S.A. (EMSULA) for the Honduras’ largest rooftop solar system.
Located in San Pedro Sula, the approximately 3MW rooftop project covers an area of 34,000 m^2 and sits on top of a modern production facility for bottled soft drinks, juices and purified water. The project is developed by Smartsolar, a company dedicated to the development of commercial and industrial rooftop PV projects in Central America. The project was successfully completed in March, 2015. The rooftop array is expected to generate approximately 3,815,830 kWh of electricity per year and reduce emissions by nearly 1263.6 tons of CO2 annually.
Mr. Alberto Cuter, JinkoSolar's Sales Director for Emerging Markets commented: "Energy prices tend to be higher in Central America than elsewhere given the region's dependence on imported fossil fuels which accounts for 45% of all energy generated. For countries that rely disproportionately on oil for power generation, volatility of energy prices forces people to plan for the medium to long-term, and solar becomes the best substitution of energy."
Ramzy Massu, General Manager of Smartsolar said, "This project was 100% designed, supervised and installed by Hondurans. Smartsolar has built the largest rooftop solar system in Central America, placing Honduras on the world map in solar section. "