Santo Domingo. – A local company on Wednesday unveiled Dominican Republic’s biggest rooftop solar panel array, located at the Frederic Schad logistics complex, as part of its ongoing effort to consume less energy and reduce greenhouse gases.
SOFOS Dominicana CEO Ignacio Garcia said the companies that choose to invest in solar energy for their own consumption obtain significant savings, and “will greatly increase their competitiveness in the short-term."
Schad’s array of 2,048 panels of 245 Wp will cut CO2 emission by 380,000 kilos and generates around 750,000 kilowatt-hours per year, with an installed capacity of 501.76 KW.
He said the array can supply around 100 families that consume around 600 kWh per month, with a bill of some RD$4,800.
In the activity, National Energy Commissioner Enrique Ramirez, said the opening of Schad’s facility was reason for pride, since it will contribute energy to the National Interconnected Electric System (SENI). “Schad will be selling power to the system on weekends and during peak hours thanks to Net Metering, which is already a reality in the Dominican Republic."
He said the new facility, together with the Dominican Fiesta Hotel’s recent installation of 1,088 solar panels, places SOFOS at the forefront of the country’s solar energy thrust.