Inaugurated new 10 MW photovoltaic plant in El Salvador

AES El Salvador, the Salvadoran subsidiary of US power company AES Corporation, and the Guatemalan Corporación Multi Inversiones (CMI) have inaugurated the Pasaquina solar plant, the first of the 10 contemplated in the Bosporus project in La Union.


Yesterday, May 22, the Pasaquina solar plant located in the town of the same name was inaugurated. This is the first of the 10 solar plants contemplated in the Bosphorus project in La Union, which has involved an investment of 160 million dollars and will generate 100 MW.

The first work was carried out in the eastern part of El Salvador, and has 44,000 polycrystalline-type photovoltaic modules spread over an area of ??148,860 square meters, according to AES on its Twitter account.

The company indicated that the project has generated some 240 direct jobs and that the plant has the capacity to supply some 33,000 homes.

The following plants of the first stage of the Bosporus to be completed and connected to the network will be located in the municipalities of La Unión and El Carmen: they are expected to be completed in June and August and will begin operations in July and September, respectively.

During the second phase of the photovoltaic project millionaire (Bosphorus II), three 10 MW plants will be built, each one in the western part of the country and one in the department of Usulután.

In Bosphorus III, the third and final stage of the project, three more plants will be built in the central zone of El Salvador.

Part of the financing comes from the Corporation for Private Investments Abroad (OPIC) of the United States.