Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited today announced that it has supplied 1.1MW of solar panels for Venezuela's largest solar project, a hybrid solar-diesel power plant located in Los Roques. The 1.1MW solar farm was developed, engineered, and constructed by Consorcio Energias Limpias Alternativas Venezolanas (CELAV). Vico Export Solar Energy offered logistical and operational support for equipment procurement.
As the country's inaugural PV power plant, it contains more than 4,400 multicrystalline YGE Series solar panels. They are expected to generate over 1,400MWh per year, which is enough energy to power over 400 typical Venezuelan homes. The system began operating in May 2015.
"We are pleased to partner with Yingli to bring green energy to the archipelago of Los Roques, a region that is known for its incredible natural beauty and biodiversity," commented Mr. Francisco Garcia, Project Developer of CELAV. "This new hybrid solar-diesel power plant is an ideal energy solution for Venezuela because it can reduce diesel-related logistics costs by at least 50%."
"We are honored to grow Yingli's presence in the Venezuelan solar market by supplying the country's largest project, and we look forward to expanding our footprint in the country," commented Mr. Liansheng Miao, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Yingli. "There is significant potential for the development of more hybrid solar-diesel power plants in Venezuela, as they are an effective strategy for both increasing renewable energy production and ensuring reliable access to electricity in remote areas of the country."