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Invenergy basks in Uruguay sun

64MW La Jacinta photovoltaic plant acquired from FRV

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Invenergy has acquired a 64MW solar park in Uruguay from developer Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV).

The Chicago utility bought the La Jacinta photovoltaic plant in the department of Salto, it said without giving more details.

The facility, in operation since October 2015, is one of Latin Americas' largest solar power plants. It consists of 216,000 PV panels manufactured by Chinese company BYD.

At a nearby location, Invenergy expects to start operating its 70MW Campo Palomas wind farm in coming weeks.

“We’re very pleased to close on the La Jacinta Solar Farm as it advances and strengthens Invenergy’s commitment to Latin America, and particularly to Uruguay,” international markets development and origination vice-president Matthew Olive said.

“Uruguay is a global leader in renewables, with more than 90%of their electricity generated by renewable energy."

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