Puerto Rico welcomes $30M renewable energy project

Print
Email
|

Associated Press

Posted on May 14, 2013 at 10:02 AM

Updated Tuesday, May 14 at 10:03 AM

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor has announced a $30 million investment to install solar panels at the island's main convention center while making a call for more renewable energy projects.

Alejandro Garcia Padilla said Tuesday that the panels would produce 5 megawatts an hour for a total of $20.7 million in savings. He said installation of panels at the San Juan convention center would start in June.

Garcia also signed executive orders to establish committees charged with creating a renewable energy policy and coordinating such projects.

The governor said he also was canceling a project to build a wind farm in the popular beach of Flamenco in the neighboring island of Culebra, stating it wasn't viable.

Print
Email
|