UPI plans for such projects, each for 50 megawatts of power generation, to be built and installed by Wind Turbine and Energy Cables Corp. (“WTEC”) on a 420 acre parcel which UPI has already leased on a long term basis,located in Nacaome, Honduras.
WTEC has over 25 years of experience in renewable energy, with a renewable energy portfolio of over 12 gigawatts of wind and 3 gigawatts of solar power worldwide. Pursuant to the PPAs, ENEE has agreed to purchase from PSE and PRODERSSA a total of 100 megawatts (50 megawatts each) of electricity at a cost per kilowatt hour which may be subject to increase due to certain incentives.
Enrique Pallares, UPI’s Chief of Business Development, who was instrumental in the Company procuring these PPAs, was quoted as saying “We are most excited and enthused about being integrally involved with the development,construction and ongoing operation of what will, together, be one of the largest solar powered power plant facilities in Latin America and contributing to Honduras’ employment and continued economic growththrough the use of clean energy.”
“A NY-Sun Initiative criou estabilidade e longevidade para a energia solar”, destacou, acrescentando que algumas empresas especializadas chegam, inclusive, a se mudar da Califrnia para Nova York. “Mudou completamente a estrutura do nosso negcio”, revelou, citando os 3.300 postos de trabalho.
WTEC, together with its engineering arm Renewable Energy Resources Corp and its construction arm Alternative Energy Development Corp, is a U.S. nationally recognized engineering,manufacturing, procurement and construction company dedicated to the alternative energy market.
A instalao de 1,6 megawatts, situada no terrao do varejista do setor de alimentos Jetro Cash and Carry, finalizada em dezembro, foi adotada como exemplo pelo governador de Nova York, Andrew Cuomo, que subsidia o desenvolvimento da energia solar em seu estado.