UK firm connects unsubsidised solar farm in Panama

A UK renewable energy developer has unveiled one of Panama’s largest solar projects. The 9.9MW Divisa Solar Farm in Cocle province in central Panama is now connected to the national grid. […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

A UK renewable energy developer has unveiled one of Panama’s largest solar projects.

The 9.9MW Divisa Solar Farm in Cocle province in central Panama is now connected to the national grid.

It is expected to generate enough clean electricity to power around 3,000 homes and reduce more than 4,800 tons of CO2 annually.

Solarcentury said the project was completed without any subsidies.

CEO Frans van den Heuvel added: “That solar projects such as Divisa Solar are possible without subsidy clearly underscores the opportunity for solar in Panama. As more and more countries around the world reach grid parity, solar becomes even more economically viable.”

Last year the UK Government announced it would reduce support for solar projects in the country and has proposed a 20% VAT hike for solar panels.