The solar farm consists of 2,169 photovoltaic modules that will supply up to 25% of the electrical energy consumption at the Argos cement mill in Choloma.
Cementos Argos inaugurated in its Choloma operation what becomes the second solar farm for the company and the cement industry in the country. Built by Celsia , a leading renewable energy company in the region, this farm consists of 2,160 photovoltaic modules of 545W p each, with which around 1.6 million kWh/year will be generated . This will allow Argos to replace up to 25% of the electricity consumption demand of its cement grinding in Río Blanquito, Choloma.
The inauguration of this project, which had an investment of USD 1.2 million , is aligned with the sustainability strategy of the cement company and is a demonstration of its commitment to innovation and implementation of renewable energy sources in its production processes. Also, it is part of the investment plan of more than USD 23 million , announced by Argos in 2021, to allocate to various projects that aim to improve its production capacity, its efficiency and, in general, to have more environmentally friendly processes. environment .
With this new solar farm, Argos Honduras will reduce its C02 emissions by 23% at the Río Blanquito mill, which is equivalent to the oxygen produced by 55,510 mature trees.
This is the second project that both companies have worked together in all the territories where they are present. In 2020 , they inaugurated their first solar farm together, at the Piedras Azules cement plant in Comayagua, which consists of more than 32,000 solar panels , and allows the cement company to replace up to 22% of its electricity consumption.