Environmental

Acciona Energia starts construction work on its fifth wind farm in Mexico
Spain-based Acciona Energia announced it has started construction work on the fifth wind farm under its ownership in Mexico: El Cortijo, a 168-megawatt (MW) facility located in the Northern State of Tamaulipas, which will represent an investment of US$ 221 million (210 million euros at current excha...
Array Technologies to expand Mexican supply for its solar tracking technology
Albuquerque-based Array Technologies, Inc. (ATI), the global leader in tracking systems, is expanding its supply chain footprint to include local manufacturing in Mexico for their solar tracking technology, the company revealed in a press release. Working with high-quality vendors and local par...
Canadian Solar signs deal for photovoltaic plant in Aguascalientes
Canadian Solar Inc. has signed a Power Purchase Agreement ("PPA") for the 63MWp solar power plant in Aguascalientes, Mexico with the Federal Electricity Commission (Comision Federal de Electricidad, "CFE"), announced the company in a press release. This project was awarded in April 2016 under the M...
Chinese firm JinkoSolar strikes deal in Mexico
China's JinkoSolar Holding Co Ltd (NYSE:JKS) said it has signed power purchase agreements (PPAs) with Mexico's Federal Electricity Commission for three solar projects totalling 188 MW. The Chinese solar products maker won these projects in April 2016 under Mexico's first long term electricity aucti...
Dart Container's Baja California plant, growing
Dart Container Corporation, currently operating in the Redondo Valley area in Tijuana, announced to State Government authorities, that it will expand its production capacity investing US$ 40 million, to finance larger facilities, infrastructure enhancements and an increase in shipments to its Califo...
Enel Green Power breaks ground for US$ 220 million solar plant in Guanajuato
Italy-based multinational energy company Enel, through its Mexican renewable energy subsidiary Enel Green Power México (EGPM), has begun construction of Don Jose solar photovoltaic (PV) plant, which is located in San Luis de la Paz, in the country’s North-Central state of Guanajuato.  “Today...
Ford, Jose Cuervo join forces to create bio plastics
Ford Motors Company will start developing bio plastics from agave, to replace petrochemicals in the auto part production of its vehicles (both interiors and exteriors), which will yield more environmentally friendly, sustainable units and better energy savings, the company said in a press release. ...
Hybrid-electric car sales skyrocketed 448.4% in Mexico during 2016
Last year, 8,260 hybrid or electric vehicles were sold in Mexico, a 448.4% increase from 1,842 units bought by Mexican consumers during 2015, according to data from the Mexican Automotive Industry Association (AMIA). A total of 7,989 vehicles sold were hybrids, while just 271 featured full electri...
Iberdrola secures permits for wind and solar plants in Mexico
Iberdrola has secured permits from the Mexican government to build two wind and two solar facilities totalling 600MW in Mexico. The company will develop the 200MW Pier project in Puebla and the 105MW Santiago Eólico wind farm in Guanajuato. Both are scheduled to be commissioned in 2019. It will...
Italy-based Enel breaks ground in Mexico for “largest solar plant in the Americas”
Italy-based Enel S.p.A. announced its Mexican renewable subsidiary Enel Green Power México (EGPM), has started breaking ground in the Northern state of Coahuila for what the company claims will be “the largest photovoltaic plant under construction in the Americas and Enel’s largest solar projec...
Mexico grants three exploration permits for geothermal energy
Mexico’s Ministry of Energy, through the Directorate General of Clean Energy, announced having awarded three new exploration permits for geothermal resources in the states of Guanajuato, Baja California and Jalisco. After fulfilling all the requirements of the Geothermal Energy Act (LEG) and it...
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 inaugurates second largest wind farm in the country
Energias de Portugal officially opened its Eolica de Coahuila wind farm located in Northern Mexico, a 200 MW facility located in General Cepeda municipality, which will supply power to local mining group Industrias Penoles. The farm is the second-largest wind facility in the country after the 252 M...
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...
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 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...
SunEdison to sell US$ 8.7 million assets to Flex
EMS-giant Flex (previously Flextronics) will pay US$ 8.7 million to the bankrupt solar firm SunEdison for some of its assets, both parts revealed in a statement this week. The company, which filed for Chapter 11 in April 2016, already works with Flex, which makes solar modules for SunEdison on its ...
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 ...
TransAct Energy secures land for waste optimization plant in Jalisco
TransAct Energy Corp announced today it has signed a conditional purchase agreement for an 18.4-hectare greenfield located in the industrial zone of El Salto, Jalisco, for its intended Zero Emissions Waste Optimization Plant (Z.E.W.O.P.), a facility that using a proprietary technology takes Municipa...

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