Dominican Republic opens 30 MW solar PV plant

A solar photovoltaic (PV) plant with a capacity of 30 MW has come online in the Dominican Republic.à‚ 

Already the region’s largest solar power plant, the Monte Plata plant’s planned second phase is expected to bring its capacity to 60 MW.

The governments of Taiwan and the Netherlands both contributed upwards of $60m to the project, according to press reports.

The plant features 120,000 solar panels will begin to supply grid power in February 2016. à‚ 

According to official estimates, Monte Plata will save the state about $250m in the purchase of fossil fuel.

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