Uruguay has made it clear it wishes to diversify its generation mix. To this end the government will be promoting the installation of 200 MW solar photovoltaics (PV).

According to Suelo Solar, this initiative will involve an investment in the region of $400m over a period of one to two years.

Each PV project will vary in size, with the biggest being 50 MW.

Currently, Uruguay’s energy system depends heavily on hydropower generated electricity and imports from neighbouring Argentina, so it hoped that this solar investment will help the country to become more self-sufficient in energy.

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