Isotron, a subsidiary of Spanish energy company Isastur and a global PV project developer and engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services provider, installed more than 17,000 solar panels for the plant — Bolvia’s largest solar installation and one of the world’s largest storage-equipped hybrid PV-diesel projects. Isotron is one of Yingli Spain’s long-term strategic partners.
Occupying 15 hectares (37 acres) of land near the remote city of Cobija in the state of Pando, the 5 MW plant will supply energy to more than 49,000 people when completed. Cobija has until now relied on diesel power generation because it is not connected to Bolivia’s national utility grid. Empresa Electrica de Guaracachi S.A (EGSA), a subsidiary of national electric company Empresa Nacional de Electricidad (ENDE), carried out preliminary studies and basic engineering for the project.