Nicaragua builds solar farm with Japan's donation

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Associated Press

Posted on February 22, 2013 at 12:06 AM

Updated Friday, Feb 22 at 1:02 AM

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua has inaugurated a solar farm that the government says will benefit 1,100 homes.

The state-owned National Company of Electricity Transmission, or Enatrel, says in a statement that the array includes 5,880 solar panels. It says that Japan donated $11.4 million to build the solar farm and that Nicaragua invested $530,000.

Enatrel said Thursday that the farm will generate enough energy to supply 1,100 homes that consume an average of 150 kilowatt hour a month.

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