Enerland will build a 66 MWp photovoltaic plant in Guatemala

Enerland, a Spanish company, has announced its expansion in the Guatemalan renewable energy market with the inauguration of its headquarters in the country and the start of construction of its first photovoltaic (PV) plant, Magdalena Solar, with a capacity of 66 MWp.
Magdalena Solar is expected to be operational by mid-2025 and generate approximately 141 GWh of electricity per year. Enerland Group will oversee the comprehensive construction of the project on behalf of German company MPC Energy Solutions, building on their successful collaboration on the 21.4 MWp Santa Rosa and Villa Sol plant in El Salvador in 2022.

The Enerland Group’s foray into Guatemala began in 2021 with engineering projects and field tests for photovoltaic parks, along with active participation in energy sector events to deepen knowledge of regional dynamics and needs. The company inaugurated its new office in the Citibank Tower complex in Guatemala City in early 2024, demonstrating its commitment to offering turnkey EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) and Operation and Maintenance services nationwide.
Guatemala has seen previous projects in solar energy, including the announcement of a 5 MW PV project in 2014 and a subsequent tender for a 110 MW project in 2019, which was later cancelled. In 2023, the country had an installed photovoltaic capacity of 105 MW, according to IRENA statistics.

Enerland Group’s entry into Guatemala’s renewable energy sector underscores its dedication to fostering sustainable energy solutions and contributing to the country’s energy transition efforts.