Solar Power

Mexico grants US$ 4 billion in contracts for 36 clean energy projects
Mexican goverment revealed the 23 winners of its second renewable energy auction, awarding 36 projects for wind and solar capacity. The selected companies will invest about US$ 4 billion over the next three years, the country’s energy ministry said. The National Energy Control Center (CENACE...
Mexico set for 20-fold solar expansion by 2019
After a year that included two fiercely competitive renewables tenders, Mexico’s energy secretariat says the country is on track to have 5.4GW of operating solar capacity by the end of 2019, more than 20 times its current capacity. By comparison, Mexico’s more well-established wind sector is exp...
Mexico to lead AB InBev’s crusade for renewable energy
Anheuser-Busch InBev NV, the world’s biggest beer maker, announced plans to get all of its electricity from renewable sources by 2025 and its strategy will begin in Mexico. The initiative will imply shifting 6 terawatt-hours of electricity (almost enough to power all of Spain for a month) from fo...
Mexico’s clean energy tenders to trigger US$ 8.6 billion investments by 2021
The three electric auctions that the Mexican government carries out to award contracts to private companies that build power plants using clean technologies, will result in around US$ 8.6 billion investments by 2021, Secretary of Energy, Pedro Joaquin Coldwell, said in recent days at a press confere...
Mexico’s largest solar park is about to get bigger; Enel signs deal for 10% expansion
Enel’s Mexican renewable subsidiary Enel Green Power Mexico announced it has signed an agreement with the country’s Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) for the 10% expansion of its Villanueva and Don Jose solar parks and Salitrillos wind farm.  The expansions of the three plants will require ...
NEXTracker prompt deliveries lead to early start up of solar plant in Coahuila
NEXTracker, a Flex subsidiary, announced that it has successfully delivered 754 megawatts (MW) of solar trackers —the devices that orients solar panels toward the Sun— to the Villanueva solar project, the largest solar facility in the Americas, located near Torreon, Coahuila. The company was se...
NEXTracker supplies locally developed technology to solar plant in Coahuila
NEXTracker, a subsidiary of Flex company, announced it has started supplying its advanced single-axis trackers to the Villanueva solar facility, the largest photovoltaic (PV) power plant in the Western Hemisphere, which is currently under construction in the municipality of Viesca, Coahuila, 147 mil...
Palsgaard Mexican plant achieves CO2-neutrality
Danish emulsifier/stabilizer specialist Palsgaard announced it has become the first industrial company in Mexico to achieve CO2-neutrality at its plant, located in San Luis Potosi, as part of a strategy to reach global zero-carbon footprint by the end of 2020. Palsgaard‘s Mexican branch celebrate...
Renewable power overtakes coal, here's how Mexico has been doing its part
Yesterday the world reach a milestone in clean energy development as global renewable electricity capacity has overtaken coal to become the world's largest installed power source for the first time, according to Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA). Some 153 gigawatts (GW) of renewable pow...
Sempra’s subsidiary IEnova builds US$ 130 million photovoltaic plant in Sonora
Sempra’s Mexican subsidiary Infraestructura Energética Nova, S.A.B. de C.V., IEnova, announced it executed a 15-year electricity supply contract with various subsidiaries of Mexican retailer El Puerto de Liverpool, S.A.B. de C.V., better known simply as Liverpool.  The electricity will be suppl...
SolarCity plans US$ 1 billion investment for its Mexican unit
The Mexico unit of SolarCity, the rooftop solar developer controlled by billionaire Elon Musk, aims to invest as much as US$ 1 billion over the next five years, an executive revealed. SolarCity Mexico President David Arelle told Reuters in an interview the projected outlay will depend on Mexico ke...
Spain-based energy company unveils photovoltaic project in Chihuahua
Officials from the Spanish company Uriel Renewables revealed before Chihuahua state authorities the photovoltaic project "San Jeronimo Solar" to generate clean, low-cost electricity. The representatives noted that the company created to oversee the project, San Jeronimo Solar SAPI de CV, plans to o...
Spain-based Eosol breaks ground for US$ 100 million photovoltaic plant in Durango
Spain-based renewable energy developer Eosol in recent days broke ground in order to build a 108-MW solar power plant in Durango, Mexico, the local government announced. The project named La Trinidad l photovoltaic (PV) plant is scheduled to connect to the national grid by December 15. Nearly US$ 1...
Spain-based Fotowatio strikes deal to build 300 MW solar plant
Spain-based solar developer Fotowatio announced that it was awarded a 300 MW project in the second Mexican power auction that took place in September. The company was awarded the project after putting in a bid of US$ 26.99 per MWh for the electricity that is generated. This is significantly lower t...
Spain-based PRODIEL to build solar farm for IEnova in Sonora
Spanish renewable energy developer PRODIEL announced it has been selected by Mexico's Infraestructura Energetica Nova (IEnova), to construct its 144-MW Pima Solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant near the city of Caborca in the northern state of Sonora, Mexico. The solar park will use almost 440,000 s...
Spain-based Soltec to supply trackers for solar plant in Guanajuato
Soltec, a Spain-based manufacturer and supplier of single-axis solar trackers, announced it will supply and install 8,256 units of its equipment for a 238 MW photovoltaic plant in Guanajuato, Mexico. It is the company’s first large-scale PV plant in this Latin American country, a region where SF U...
Spain-based X-Elio FV to develop US$ 97.5 million solar plant in Northern Mexico
Mexico’s Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) announced it has awarded Spain-based X-Elio FV a contract to develop a US$ 97.5 million photovoltaic power plant in the Northern state of Chihuahua. The facility will be located in the municipality of Ascension, which borders the state of New Mexico, wi...
SunPower to move production from Philippines to Mexico
SunPower just announced that it would expand and centralize module assembly at its facility in Mexico, which would be capable of handling 2GW of output per year. According to a press release his measure would allow the company to close its Philippines based assembly facility and transfer the equipm...
Tesla, Panasonic deal to create 1,400 jobs
Tesla and Panasonic have reached an agreement to begin the manufacturing of photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules, bringing 1,400 jobs to the Buffalo, New York factory, including more than 500 manufacturing positions. These high-efficiency PV cells and modules will be used to produce solar panels in ...
UK-based InfraRed Capital Partners invests US$ 35 million in two Mexican solar plants
London-based InfraRed Capital Partners, a global investment firm focused on infrastructure and real estate, announced its Infrastructure Fund has completed an investment in two greenfield solar PV projects in Northern Mexico.  Projects Torreoncitos and Rancho el Trece are construction ready solar ...

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