A 30MW PV plant in Chihuahua State, Mexico has moved a step closer to construction, with the Mexican subsidiary of Spanish developer Dhamma Energy receiving an electricity generation permit for the project.
Delicias Energy, the Dhamma subsidiary, received approval to generate power as a “small producer” from the Comisión Reguladora de Energía (Energy Regulatory Commission, CRE) at an ordinary session of its governing board earlier this month.
News of the approval was announced by SDC Energreen Aljaval, which will be one of the developers of the plant. Construction will begin at the end of next year on the project, which will be placed in a 50-hectare site. It will have a nameplate capacity of 35.19MW DC, consisting of over 140,000 solar modules of 250Wp, with an annual output of around 65.61GWh.
SDC Energreen Aljaval is a partnership formed by Mexican company Energreen and Spain’s Aljaval. The partnership claims to already have 90MW of authorised PV projects in Mexico, with new projects in the pipeline and awaiting approval. The first of the approved Mexico projects for the partnership was on a 37.4MW project, with Delicias Energy given the green light earlier this month.
In September, research firm Solarbuzz, which has since been acquired by rival IHS, said the Latin America and Caribbean regions had a pipeline of around 1GW of PV under construction, with Mexico in the top three markets within those territories.