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’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...
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’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...
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...
IEnova builds US$ 115 million solar plant in Sonora to supply power for Deacero
Mexican energy infrastructure firm IEnova and steel manufacturer Deacero had signed a 20-year deal to supply the latter with renewable energy from a solar power plant in Caborca, a municipality located in the Northern state of Sonora. IEnova unit ESJ Renovable II will invest US$ 115 million at the ...
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...
London-based Cubico earns contracts for wind farm, solar plant in Mexico
London-based Cubico Sustainable Investments has won contracts in Mexico’s second energy auction to supply electricity from the 250MW Mezquite wind farm and the 290MW Solem solar facility, the company revealed in a press release (PDF). Mezquite is located in the state of Nuevo Leon in northeast M...
London-based Cubico raises US$ 450 million for two renewable energy projects in Mexico
Cubico Sustainable Investments, a London-based firm specialized in renewable energy projects, announced it has achieved financial closing for the 250 MW El Mezquite wind farm in the state of Nuevo Leon, and the 350 MWp Solem solar PV project in Aguascalientes, both with power purchase agreements (...
Los Santos I solar plant is officially inaugurated in Chihuahua
Mexican authorities inaugurated today the first phase of one of the largest photovoltaic (PV) power plants in the country.  Los Santos I is a 13.6 MW plant located 76 miles south of Juarez, Chihuahua, developed by Buenavista Renewables with investment and consultation provided by OCI Solar Power, ...
Mexican-Spanish joint venture breaks ground for 404 MWp photovoltaic plant in Sonora
Spain-based renewable energy developer Acciona Energia today announced it has started construction work on the Puerto Libertad photovoltaic complex, developed in a joint venture (on a 50-50 basis) with Mexican company Tuto Energy in the State of Sonora.  With 404 megawatts peak power (MWp) – 317...
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...

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