Within the next three years, 65 clean energy generating plants will be installed in 17 entities in the country, which will position Mexico within the ten countries with the most capacity of creating green energy, said Efrain Villanueva Arcos, general director of Energias Limpias of the Secretaria de Energia (Sener).
The statement was given when attending the formal presentation of the Laguna Solar Park, which is being built in the municipality of Matamoros, with an investment of US$118 million. Said solar park will commence operations by the third quarter of 2019.
After the Energy Reform, the auctions for the installation of solar or photovoltaic parks began in 2015 with the intention that Mexico would grow its generation of clean energies. By 2016 and 2017 there was exponential growth, so that, by 2024, 35% of the energy consumed in Mexico will come from clean energy.