This project aims to create the groundwork necessary to establish an integrated process of development for photovoltaic energy in all of its aspects and applications.
-Establish the manufacture of solar photovoltaic panels with large-scale vertical integration, which is to include each stage of the production process: extraction of the needed raw material (solar silicon), manufacture of PV cells, and finally the manufacture of solar panels ready for use.
-Develop regional projects for solar PV generation on a magnitude that ensures the sustained use of the manufactured products.
-Promote the installation of PV panels in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors, as well as the installation of PV generation for energy supply and pumping water.
-Promote the acquisition of know-how, research, and development in the area of solar energy.
-Improve the legal framework surrounding solar energy in a way that fosters truly positive growth.
Phases of the production process:
-A grid-connected 1.2 MWp solar farm (already in operation)
-PERMER I and PERMER II off-grid (already in operation)
-Pilot test for grid-connected PV panels in family homes, commercial spaces, and public buildings (already underway)
-Produce and solar and wind map for San Juan (the tender has been awarded and the map completed)
-Pilot testing for public lighting (already underway)
-GENREN PV plant (underway)
-Regulatory and legal framework for grid connection and distribution (underway)
-Manufacture of PV panels, PV cells, wafers, solar silicon ingots (factory building construction underway)
-Solar PV farms; residential, commercial and industrial sectors. PV-powered water pumps for irrigation, solar-powered public lighting, solar roof shingles, mining applications (San Juan employs a large mining sector).
-Construct solar farms as a participant in the Wholesale Electric Market (MEM) as an energy producer.
-Connect isolated homes to the distribution grid. For example, 3-10 panels per home (280 Wp c/u) – 1 kWp to 3 kWp.
Solar-powered water pump market:
Construction of PV-powered generation for water pumping at deep depths, and for irrigation purposes in the agricultural sector.
Solar lighting market: