Isolux Corsan completes 61 MW solar PV plant Aura II in Honduras

The solar photovoltaic (PV) power Plant Aura II in Honduras, built by Isolux Corsan (Madrid, Spain) under a full EPC or “turnkey” agreement, has received the certificate of project completion from Energía Cinco Estrellas S.A. de C.V. after having passed all its requirements and those of the National Electric Energy Company (ENEE).

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Axis-Trackers being installed at Aura II project in Honduras

In addition, Isolux Corsan will be responsible for operating and maintaining the PV plant in the coming years. The Company is already operating the plant with both Spanish and Honduran personnel, Isolux Corsan reports.

PV plant to generate 109 million kWh of solar power annually
With a peak output of 61.48 MWp, the PV plant, located in the region of Choluteca, will generate 109 million kWh of solar power per year, equivalent to supply clean energy to more than 80,000 Honduran families.

Aura II was the first PV plant connected to the Honduran grid on July 31st, 2015 and has since become one of the most efficient and stable high-voltage grid-supply plants of the country. The Honduran electricity authority considers the Aura II plant

“the most efficient and best managed in the region so far.”

The construction of Aura II, the first solar photovoltaic project by Isolux Corsan in Honduras, had a USD 100 million budget and has been completed in just 7 months.

The project has been financed by private investors from Mexico and Honduras, and by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Mexican bank Bancomext and the German development agency DEG.

Developed by the Mexican company Gauss Energía, Aura II covers an area of 145 hectares and has more than 200,000 PV modules installed. The solar plant has provided employment to more 700 people at the time of maximum workload.
Solar power generated by Aura II will be delivered to the ENEE through its interconnection with the Santa Lucia substation. The power purchase agreement (PPA) trading contract has a 20 years span.

2016-03-03 | Courtesy: Isolux Corsan | solarserver.com © Heindl Server GmbH


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