Renewable Energy, Solar

Yingli supplies Venezuela solar power project

Solar power manufacturer Yingli Green Energy Holding Co., has supplied 1.1 MW of solar panels for a solar power project in Venezuela, a hybrid solar-diesel power plant located in Los Roques.

The 1.1 MW solar farm was developed, engineered, and constructed by Consorcio Energias Limpias Alternativas Venezolanas (CELAV).

Vico Export Solar Energy, a major regional solar product distributor, offered logistical and operational support for equipment procurement.

This power plant is Yingli’s first large-scale project in Venezuela: until recently, the Venezuelan market was concentrated in off-grid systems of 25 kW and smaller, typically located in isolated regions. As the country’s inaugural PV power plant, it contains more than 4,400 multicrystalline YGE Series solar panels.

They are expected to generate over 1,400 MWh per year, which is enough energy to power over 400 typical Venezuelan homes. The system began operating in May 2015.

Yingli’s manufacturing covers the photovoltaic value chain from ingot casting and wafering through solar cell production and solar panel assembly. Headquartered in Baoding, China, Yingli has more than 30 regional subsidiaries and branch offices and has distributed more than 13 GW solar panels to customers worldwide.