Bolivia plans its first megawatt-size PV power plant

Bolivian Minister of the Presidency Juan Ramón Quintana announced that the government of Bolivia plans to support the development of a large-scale PV power plant in the province of Pando, in the north of Bolivia. According to Quintana, the new PV plant will be between 4 and 5 MW in size and will enable the region to reduce its diesel consumption. Quintana has not disclosed further details about the project.
Bolivia has had limited success with solar development to date. In July 2013, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) agreed to fund the construction of two pilot PV projects in Bolivia. The Japanese government provided Bolivia with a $4.7 million grant to install a 50 kW PV system at the University of San Andres and a 315 kW system at a facility owned by the Bolivian Airport Administration Agency.

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