Agua Fria, Honduras, 60 MW


Weather Nacaome, Honduras

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Situated in the municipality of Nacaome in the Valle Department of Honduras, the Agua Fria plant is located in a very favourable region with high sun exposure. Agua Fria is the first solar power plant constructed by Scatec Solar in Latin America.

Project key figures

  • 60 MW
  • 70 ha
  • Fixed-tilt
  • BYD polycrystalline
  • SMA
  • 1750 kWh/kWp
  • 103,000 MWh per annum
  • 80,000 households

Ownership and PPA

PPA with ENEE for a period of 20 years

Project owners:

Scatec Solar ASA (Norway)
Norfund-KLP (Norway)
PEMSA (Honduras)

Project development

Scatec Solar secured the Agua Fria project in the fourth quarter of 2014. The financial close was in December 2014.

Project Execution

The construction of the 60 MW power plant commenced in January 2015. Scatec Solar had the leading role for all EPC activities and was also responsible for managing the construction phase.

Operation and maintenance

Scatec Solar is the operator of the plant through an O&M service contract.

The realisation of the Agua Fria project is an important milestone for us, representing our first step into the very promising Latin American solar market

Raymond Carlsen - CEO

Project highlights

First solar investment in the region

  • The Agua Fria project is the first solar power plant constructed by Scatec Solar in Latin America

Socially responsible

  • Environmental and Social Action Plans implemented according to National rules, IFC standards and Equator Principles
  • Local labor and public utility socialization plans will be implemented for the entire PPA duration
  • CO2 reduction of 60,000 tons per annum

Project timeline

  • May 2014

    Power Purchase Agreement

  • Jan 2015

    Start of Construction