A large project of the multinational Solargreen, in which agrovoltaic solar energy panels will be built, which will generate electricity from sunlight and, at the same time, obtain agricultural products from the land. This is due to the imminent arrival of the El Niño phenomenon and the increase in global temperature in the next two years, reported by specialists from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
Said project will be developed in the municipality of Montelíbano, department of Córdoba, and will be named San Jorge Fotovoltaico.
Agrovoltaic solar energy is that renewable, inexhaustible and non-polluting electricity that is obtained from the sun. The company will occupy a land of approximately 496 hectares, of which 256 hectares will be allocated to the conservation of bodies of water and natural coverage that provide ecosystem services to the communities and 240 hectares will be the effective area of intervention.
Colombia committed to international organizations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 51% by 2030 and to be totally neutral by 2050. Taking into account that the El Niño phenomenon generates a significant reduction in rainfall, which implies more seasons dry and high temperatures that mainly reduce harvests.
These are the solar power plants on the ground, which make the generation of solar energy compatible with agricultural or livestock activity, pretending that a sustainable agricultural activity is practiced, where solar installations are carried out, changing the union of land owners, small companies or families in the region for the development of a circular economy.
Initial construction is scheduled for the next first quarter, entering into operation in 2024, providing clean energy at competitive prices.
Ernesto Pérez Moles, Legal representative of Solargreen, explains that “San Jorge Fotovoltaico aims to make local agricultural and livestock activities compatible with the generation of solar energy, as has been done in Europe. In this way, it seeks to make structural and social changes, so that the towns emerge with a guarantee for the future. These initiatives, based on green and sustainable principles, are fundamental for the region, since they promote economic, solidarity and social activity for its population, creating shared value”.
The company estimates that this project would produce 180 MW peak energy that will be connected via a 110 kV connection line to the Cerromatoso substation, where around 268,650 solar panels will be installed for an expected production of 314 GWh per year of energy.
By generating electrical energy from a renewable and clean source, you will avoid the emission of a large number of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, which will contribute to reducing the country’s carbon footprint, it will be possible to avoid the emission into the atmosphere of approximately 681,380 tons of CO2 during the projected time of operation of the park.
Published by Emirates Herald, news and information agency.