Celsia completes 10.6-MW PV plant at Honduras cement factory

March 12 (Renewables Now) – Colombian energy company Celsia SA has put into operation a 10.6-MW solar photovoltaic (PV) plant at a site of cement manufacturer Cementos Argos in Comayagua, Honduras.

The PV park, which consists of 32,160 solar panels, will be able to meet 20% of the cement plant’s electrical demand. Both companies are part of Colombian giant Grupo Argos.

With the solar asset, Cement Argos should be able to avoid some 10,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per year. The Comayagua plant is Celsia’s first PV plant in Honduras.

Last month, the Colombian company switched on its first rooftop PV system in Honduras. The arrays at the manufacturing facilities in the Zip Bufalo industrial park in Villanueva have a combined capacity of 4 MWp.