Chinese solar photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturer Yingli Green Energy has supplied 40MW of solar PV modules to the largest solar project in Latin America.
The project is split in to two parts and located in the Tacna and Moqueua regions in southern Peru.
The Tacna section contains 75,306 Yingli YL290 PV modules on an area of 120 hectates while the Moqueua project has 72,032 Yingli YL290 PV modules on an area of 123 hectares.
The project is being jointly developed by Gestamp Solar and Solarpack in collaboration with local companies.
Both sections are expected to begin operations by the end of 2012.
Yingli Green Energy said the solar plant is currently the largest in Latin America and capable of producing enough electricity to power over 67,000 homes in the region.
Yingli Green Energy chairman and CEO Liansheng Miao highlighted the importance of Peru as emerging market in Latin America, citing its strong solar energy potential.
"By supplying modules for this project and by leveraging our sponsorship of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, we are paving the way for substantial expansion throughout South America," Miao said.
Gestamp Solar CEO Jorge Barredo commented: "This project reinforces our presence in Latin America as one of main pillars of our international expansion, and help us to become one of leading solar companies in the Latin American industry."
Image: One section of the project will be built in the Moqueua region of Southern Peru.