Contributed by: AnonymousOn Monday August 5, the first wind turbine was installed at the Wind Farm in Panama, located in Penonome, Cocle.
The total of wind turbines is 88 from the brand Goldwind, which will be installed with the purpose of strengthening and increasing the security of the electric system of the country.
The investment for this project is approximately $450 million and will allow the generation of 220 MW of clean energy that will provide electricity to over 100 Panamanian families, according to the Panamanian Wind Union (UEP), in charge of this project.
The ceremony event was attended by President Ricardo Martinelli, who talked about how important the project was to reduce the cost of energy.
The Wind Farm in Penonome is the first project of this kind in Panama, and will be the biggest project all across Central America, turning Panama into the leader of wind energy in the region, and the project will start operating in 2014.
75% of the energy of the wind farm in Penonome will be generated during the months of the dry season between December and May. (Panama America)