A pivotal project for South America's renewable energy transition
Argentina has abundant renewable energy resources, with year-round sunshine in the northwest region, where this project is located. However, the country is behind its smaller neighbours when turning these resources into a reliable power source. Instead, Argentina relies heavily on fossil-fuel based power and the national grid operates at near capacity, leaving Buenos Aires and other cities prone to blackouts.
of clean and renewable electricity generated on average each year
created thanks to the project, supporting a socially just climate transition
will propel Argentina to a low-carbon future
mitigated on average each year
This project helps to combat these problems by installing more than 280,000 solar panels across large 3 solar farms in Argentina’s western San Juan region. Thanks to these panels, the endless energy of the beating sun is converted into clean and renewable electricity for the country’s national grid.
With solar still accounting for only 2% of the country’s electricity generation, this pioneering project is paving the way for a clean, sustainable energy future. The project reduces dependence on fossil-fuels and slashes harmful greenhouse gas emissions, while increasing energy security in the country and creating green growth.