Guatemala is to open a solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant in February that will be the largest in Central America. The Horus Energy station will have an installed capacity of 50 MW.  

The plant (pictured) is located in Chiquimulilla in the Santa Rosa region, and is the first project by the energy section of Grupo Onyx.

Guatemalan energy minister Erick Archila said the solar plant will be the second biggest in Latin America.

Grupo Onyx said a future second phase of the project will add 90 MW. Power from the plant is to be sold to local distributors under a long-term power purchase agreement.

Guatemala also hosts the Sibo solar farm, which has 20,000 photovoltaic cells that provide an installed capacity of 5 MW.