The El Naranjal Photovoltaic Park is an electric energy generation project associated to a UTE (the government-owned electricity company in Uruguay) tender that would ensure the purchase of the energy generated through a 30-year PPA contract.
To reach 50MW of power, 184,160 310-315 Wp photovoltaic modules with follower technology were installed, along with 25 power stations to raise the voltage to 31.5kV and approximately 700 km of cables that make up the internal low and medium voltage network. The connection of the park is made through two substations: a transformation substation (150kV/31.5kV), and a connection and measurement substation with a 150 kV 7 km high voltage line that connects to the Salto Grande Uruguay (SGU) substation. This project has represented a significant milestone not just for Salto but for the whole country, as it is the first project with follower technology installed in Uruguay, together with the 17MWp Del Litoral park. Furthermore, large-scale photovoltaic generation is framed within the national energy policy of energy diversification and development of renewable energies.