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Grupo Argos cement and energy companies inaugurate the first solar energy farm in the cement sector in Honduras

13 March 2020

March 13, 2020

  • The farm has more than 32,000 solar panels that will supply up to 20% of the electricity consumption at the Cementos Argos plant in Comayagua.
  • With the start of operations of the system, Grupo Argos’ cement business will reduce 10,000 tons of its C02 emissions per year.

Cementos Argos and Celsia, Grupo Argos companies, put into operation the first solar farm in the cement sector in Honduras. This installation has 32,160 panels with a maximum power capacity of 10.6 MW, which can supply up to 20% of the electricity consumption demand of the Cementos Argos operation in Comayagua and which also contribute to improving the rates of productivity and efficiency of the company.

Located next to the Piedras Azules plant in Comayagua, this solar farm will help the cement company reduce 10,000 tons of C02 emissions a year.

“This farm joins the more than 250 MW solar in operation and development of the Business Group and materializes the vision of the future and our commitment to put renewable energy at the service of productivity and development of the territories where we operate.” Jorge Mario Velásquez, President of the Argos Business Group.

Cementos Argos has a history of more than 38 years in the Honduran cement market and is the source of work for more than 2,500 people directly and indirectly in this country. The company has left its mark on the development of Honduras by participating in relevant infrastructure projects such as the construction of the CA-5 Highway, the Second Peripheral Ring of San Pedro Sula, the Southern Highway, among others.

For its part, Celsia, the Argos Group energy company, continues to strengthen its presence in Honduras by providing solar solutions for the productivity of companies. In recent days, he not only inaugurated this farm in Comayagua, but also commissioned the first solar roof project for a shopping center in the Central American country, an electric car recharging station and an extensive sunroof in the Zip Bufalo industrial complex, that place it at the forefront in promoting new trends in renewable and environmentally friendly energy.