Multinational FRV has signed a power purchase agreement with Uruguay’s UTE, the national administration of power plants and electrical transmissions that will enable it to build and commission a 50 MW photovoltaic (PV) plant.

According to Energias Renovables, the plant will comprise of approximately 225,000 PV cells and is expected to produce enough energy to supply 20,000 homes.

The solar installation is to be built in the department of Salto and is slated for completion in 2014.

The construction of this PV plant is in line with Uruguayan’s government new energy policy. In May, it approved a decree to promote the greater utilization of it solar resources.

To-date, FRV has participated in the global development of over 1.5 GW of electric power capacity.

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