SunWize Technologies, Inc. is working with three other organizations as members of a North American Consortium to develop two major solar photovoltaic projects in the Republic of Ecuador. These projects will help Ecuador diversify its renewable energy resources and promote energy efficiency among its people. In addition to SunWize, the consortium includes Solexica Energy Corporation, JCM Capital, and Radical Energy Inc.
"Photovoltaic solar energy doesn't pollute air, soil or water, making it a sustainable and environmentally-friendly choice for energy production worldwide. As members of the North American Consortium, we look forward to providing the people of Ecuador with an energy resource that will serve them well in the years ahead." said Scott Tonn , CEO of SunWize.
The two photovoltaic projects are known as Condor Solar and Solarconnection represent 30 MW(AC) and 20 MW(AC) respectively. Combined, these installations will have an estimated peak capacity of 62.5 MW(DC) and will feature approximately 234,000 solar panels, multiple inverters and a substation to process and distribute energy to over 100,000 households in northern Ecuador. The Condor Solar and Solarconnection projects will generate 200-400 temporary jobs during their construction phase and 10-15 permanent jobs. In addition to providing local jobs and clean energy, the two projects will also reduce Ecuador's carbon footprint by eliminating the production of approximately 47,000 tons of carbon dioxide per year, equivalent to removing 8,697 midsize cars from Ecuadorian roadways.