Panama will have the first massive project of solar roofs installed in a residential complex
The Colombian energy company Celsia has joined the Real Estate Group Provivienda to present the first massive residential project with solar photovoltaic solutions in Panama.
The residential complex called La Hacienda, is located in Vacamonte, district of Arraiján, in the province of Panamá Oeste.
The photovoltaic systems will be installed in the stage called Los Caobos, which will have 350 homes each with a 1kWp solar photovoltaic solution for self-generation. This residential complex, as a whole, will avoid the emission of 188 tons of carbon dioxide per year and will benefit from representative energy savings.
Celsia and Grupo Provivienda will make the joint investment under a 25-year agreement, in which Celsia will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the system. The installation will take place during the first semester of 2018.
Gustavo Franco, of the New Business team of Celsia in Central America, said that this residential project has been very popular in the country, because "it represents an important milestone in terms of innovation, since the solar energy solution is already incorporated in the home from the moment of purchase, which means that customers should not invest too much. Projects like this consolidate Celsia's proposal as a provider of agile and reliable solutions. "
The size of the houses ranges between 57.58 and 107.06 m2, and can be purchased from $ 73,000, although the company has not announced when they will be available for sale.