The 100 MW Oruro photovoltaic solar plant located in Bolivia has been inaugurated. It covers an area of 208 hectares and is the largest solar park in Bolivia. It was constructed in two phases. In this solar plant, 300,000 polycrystalline solar panels with an individual capacity of 330 W each were installed. In addition to the Oruro solar plant, Bolivia has several solar plants, including the 5 MW Cobija solar plant in Pando, 5 MW Yunchará solar plant in Tarija, 60 MW Uyuni solar plant in the department of Potosí and others of lower installed power such as those built in Remanso and El Sena.
France’s ambassador to Bolivia, Denis Gaillard, referred to this project and stated that since the Paris Climate Summit in 2015, France has pledged to help countries wishing to develop their clean and renewable energies, including Bolivia. “Thus, the French Development Agency contributed 70 per cent to the financing of the $86 million for the Oruro solar power plant, together with the European Union. Today’s inauguration, in the presence of President Arce, is a great pride for France,” he said.