The U.S. Embassy, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Central America Regional Clean Energy Initiative, inaugurated a photovoltaic (solar energy) system in El Salvador’s “Tin Marín” children’s museum. The $91,800 investment is expected to generate $10,000 per year in energy savings.
The 207 solar panels are each 60 kilo watts of power and are installed on the roof of the museum. They will generate 55% of the energy consumed by the museum.
USAID Director Peter Natiello said, “In addition to protecting the environment, a solar energy system like this is a clear example of how renewable energy can contribute to the development of a business, an institution and a country.”
President of the Tin Marín Museum, Beatriz Ungo de Quirós, expressed her thanks to USAID and said, “The new photovoltaic system puts us at the forefront as a non-formal educational institution, which as of today works with renewable energy, [which is] sustainable and beneficial for the environment.”
The President of the Tin Marín Museum, Beatriz Ungo de Quirós; the Director of the Tin Marín Museum, Daniel Guttfreund Schneider, and the Director of USAID, Peter Natiello, attended the event.
Through the Central America Regional Clean Energy Initiative in support of the Alliance for Prosperity Plan of the Northern Triangle, USAID seeks to improve the investment climate in the region to support the generation of renewable energies, promote energy efficiency and the development of the Regional Electricity Market (MER)