In this first stage alone, the project triples the number of existing solar panels in the country, and once completed, it will increase the current photovoltaic power in the country fivefold.
This General Energy Solutions project in Monte Plata is the largest Taiwanese investment made in the country.
The company says that 270,000 panels are being installed, making it not only the largest solar project to date in the DR but also in the Caribbean region. Once completed it will produce 51,000,000 kWh per year, which represents a reduction in pollution of 70,000 tons of CO2 annually, improving the sustainability of the country’s electricity grid and the economy as a whole.[March 2016]