Haiti addresses power shortages with 130 MW of PV capacity

PV Magazine, By Emiliano Bellini, July 21, 2020

The president of the Caribbean island has announced several ground-mounted PV plants will be tendered, along with 60 MW of thermal power generation capacity. The projects are part of a plan to provide the nation with universal access to electricity during Jovenel Moïse’s five-year term in office.

Haitian president Jovenel Moïse has announced his government will tender for 190 MW of solar generation capacity – 130 MW of PV projects and 60 MW of thermal power facilities.

The tender for the $65 million PV project pipeline is currently being drawn up, Moïse said in a press conference at the weekend.

The largest PV project planned is a 50 MW plant in the capital, Port-au-Prince. Further, 20 MW projects are planned in Cap Haïtien and Gonaïves, 10 MW facilities will be installed at Port-de-Paix and Jacmel and a 5 MW array is intended for Jeremie. The balance of the PV generation capacity will be supplied by smaller facilities at unspecified sites in the regions of Grand’Anse and Nippes.

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