Iquitos Solar Energy Integration Study

Vahan Gevorgian, Owen Zinaman, James McCall, Carlo Brancucci

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


The National Renewable Energy Laboratory performed an evaluation of the technical and economic feasibility of incorporating solar photovoltaic (PV) resources into the Iquitos, Peru power system at the request of Peru's Ministerio de Energia y Minas (MINEM). The Iquitos power system is electrically islanded due to its remote location; heavy fuel oil is used to generate electricity in the system leading to high electricity generation costs from high fuel prices. Solar PV has the potential to provide locally derived energy to ensure a reliable, affordable, and equitable power grid for the Iquitos region.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages39
StatePublished - 2020

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-5D00-73675


  • integration
  • Iquitos
  • solar


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