Uruguay seeks to triple solar PV capacity by 2016ࢀ¨

Uruguay aims to incorporate 167 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity to the national grid, or three times the installed capacity of 58 MW, officials said.

As far as wind energy is concerned, the authorities anticipate that by the end of next year 25 per cent of the nation’s energy mix will come from that source.ࢀ¨

In 2015, 17 per cent of the electricity Uruguay generated came from wind, while in 2014 it was 6 per cent.ࢀ¨

As far as new installations of microgeneration in the home are concerned there were were 150, with a total capacity of 4.6 MW.

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