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Government of El Salvador organizes Solar Energy Forum

The Export and Investment Promotion Agency (PROESA),with the Transmission Company of El Salvador (ETESAL) and the National Energy Council (CNE), organized the forum “State of Play of solar energy development in El Salvador : perspectives and alternatives in the sector ”.

The event held on January 16th, aimed to inform project developers and national investors about the expansion plans of the transmission line to be executed by ETESAL, current solar energy and energy storage by the CNE. Also, PROESA presented the advantages of investing in photovoltaic solar energy projects, investment opportunities in renewable energy in El Salvador, and made available its services for foreign and national investors in the sector.

At the same time, the impulse to renewable energy are part of the “Economic Takeoff Plan” announced by President Bukele recently, which constitutes a strategy for the revival of the Salvadoran economy.

During the activity, topics such as the expansion of the transmission line and projects to be carried out in 2020 were developed by ETESAL, the state of photovoltaic solar energy in El Salvador and the experiences that have been implemented abroad to enhance the passage to generation of sources of Renewable energy, among other topics.

The forum was attended by the developers of photovoltaic solar energy projects Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited, and ASEA Brown Boveri (ABB).

Yingli Solar, based in Baoding, China, is a manufacturer of solar panels that has been the largest producer of photovoltaic modules in the world in 2012 and 2013. And ABB, a Swiss-Swedish multinational company based in Zurich , Switzerland, which operates mainly in the areas of robotics, energy, heavy electrical equipment and automation technology.