Solar Power

ACCIONA Energía to build its first solar plant in Sonora, Mexico
Spain-based ACCIONA Energía, in a joint venture with Mexico’s Tuto Energy, has been awarded the supply of 478 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of renewable energy and the corresponding amount in clean energy certificates (CELs) in the second long-term energy auction for the wholesale electric power market ...
Acciona, Tuto Energy secure US$264 million financing to build solar farm in Sonora
Spain-based Acciona Energia and Mexican company Tuto Energy, owners of the Puerto Libertad photovoltaic complex in Sonora state, Northern Mexico, with a 50% stake each, have signed a financing agreement for the 404-MWp plant with four banks: The North American Development Bank (NADB), Banco Nacional...
Acciona’s Mexican photovoltaic plant will be 50% bigger than originally planned
The Puerto Libertad photovoltaic plant in the State of Sonora, Mexico, will see its capacity increased by 50% to 339 MWp (270 MW rated capacity) following the signature of a private purchase agreement between Acciona Energia and Tuto Energy. Both companies are involved in the joint venture that owns...
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...
Atlas Renewable Energy acquires the Guajiro solar project in Hidalgo
Atlas Renewable Energy, a developer formed by UK-based private investment firm Actis, announced that it acquired from SunPower Corp. the Guajiro solar project in Mexico, with a planned capacity of 126.5 megawatts (MWp) peak (101.4 MW), in the municipality of Nopala de Villagran, state of Hidalgo. T...
Atlas Renewable Energy lands US$105 million financing to build solar plant in Hidalgo
Atlas Renewable Energy, a developer formed by UK-based private investment firm Actis, along with Mexico’s National Bank of Foreign Trade (Bancomext) recently announced the closure of a long-term financing agreement for the construction for the Guajiro Solar Project that will be located in the sta...
Canadian Solar secures US$ 45 million fund to build photovoltaic plant in Aguascalientes
Canadian Solar Inc., one of the world's largest solar power companies, announced it has closed a US$ 45 million financing with Natixis, an arm of Groupe BPCE, the second largest banking group in France. Proceeds from the non-recourse financing will be used to build the company's 68 MWp photovoltaic ...
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...
Canadian Solar to build three photovoltaic projects in Mexico
Canadian Solar Inc., one of the world's largest solar power companies, announced that it has won 367 MWp of solar power projects in Aguascalientes, Hermosillo and Obregon, Mexico in the country's third long-term auction for renewables held on November 15, 2017. The amount of investment considered fo...
Cemex requests permits to build a US$ 20 million photovoltaic plant in Hidalgo
Mexico-based global building materials company Cemex plans to invest more than US$ 20.7 million to build a photovoltaic plant in the state of Hidalgo, according to public documents filed in order to receive authorization from the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat). The gazette...
Chinese company Trina Solar wins bid for photovoltaic project in Zacatecas
Trina Solar, a vertically integrated Chinese solar power company, announced that it won a total of 104 MWp of solar power projects last month during Mexico’s third long-term power auction. Trina Solar partnered with Mitsui & Co., Ltd, as co-investor to enter the auction process of the project...
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...
Enel Green Power to build US$ 160-million solar park in Tlaxcala
Enel Green Power (EGP) plans to invest US$ 160 million to develop the Magdalena 2 project, a 231.8-MW solar park in Tlaxcala state, central Mexico, Governor Marco Antonio Mena said in a statement. EGP is a renewable energy subsidiary of Enel, an Italian firm dedicated to the development of infrastr...
Enel’s photovoltaic plant becomes operational 9 months ahead of schedule
Mexico’s Secretary of Energy announced a solar project of Italian energy group Enel SpA located at the Northern state of Coahuila has started commercial operations, becoming the first winning project from the country's initial long-term power auction to provide power to the national wholesale elec...
Enphase Energy avoids tariffs by shifting production of solar microinverters to Mexico
Enphase Energy, Inc., a global energy technology company that supplies solar microinverters, announced that it has expanded its manufacturing agreement with multi-sector contractor Flex to include the company's facilities in Mexico. Starting the second quarter of 2019, Flex will begin delivering En...
Five months ahead of schedule, Enel inaugurates US$ 220 million solar plant in Guanajuato
Italy-based utility company Enel, through its renewable subsidiary Enel Green Power Mexico (EGPM), today inaugurated the 238 MW Don Jose photovoltaic solar plant located in San Luis de la Paz, Guanajuato.  The investment for the construction of Don Jose, which achieved full production over five mo...
French developer Engie to build US$ 111-million photovoltaic park in Sonora
Engie Group, a French developer of energy infrastructure, announced that it will build a new photovoltaic park in the municipality of Caborca, state of Sonora, northern Mexico, with a capacity of 130.8 MW in which US$ 111 million will be invested. The solar park will have an area of 266 hectares, w...
French developer Neoen wins largest solar project in Mexico’s third clean energy auction
French renewable energy developer Neoen announced it has been awarded a 377MW solar photovoltaic project in Mexico’s third clean energy auction. The project in the state of Aguascalientes is due to be connected to the grid in June 2020. According to Mexico’s National Centre for Energy Control (...
FRV secures financing for 300 MW photovoltaic plant in San Luis Potosi
Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV), part of Saudi Arabian company Abdul Latif Jameel Energy, today announced it has secured a deal to start construction of a 300 MW solar farm in San Luis Potosi. The deal for the Potosi Solar Farm, in the Municipality of Villa de Ramos in the State of San Luis de P...
Iberdrola to build solar plant in Mexico
Spanish utility Iberdrola plans to build its first solar park in Mexico, of 200 MW in total, with the project being in the very early stage, El Economista reported. The company already has 5.4 GW of operational capacity in the country, including 367 MW wind and 4.84 GW of combined-cycle gas. Its fi...

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