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There’s a big renewable energy drive on in Puerto Rico. The latest project is the construction of a major solar power facility:

A French company says it will invest $115 million to build a 44-megawatt solar farm in Puerto Rico.

Fonroche said this week that the farm will be built on 160 acres (65 hectares) and will provide power to the state-owned electric company as part of a 20-year, $240 million contract.

Fonroche is the latest foreign renewable-energy company to invest in the U.S. Caribbean territory.

Virginia-based company AES Solar announced in October that it would build a solar energy project in southern Puerto Rico.

The island’s southern coast also will be home to the Caribbean’s largest wind farm in a project featuring 44 turbines built by San Francisco-based Pattern Energy.



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  1. felix January 29, 2012 at 9:33 pm #

    great they need a new power source and why not green. it makes all the sense in the world i also hope that a young group of Puertoricans take part in the construction and maintenance of these technology’s i would like to thank all parties involve and making this happen.

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