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July 14, 2021
Reforms in energy policy since the election of Andrés Manuel López Obrador have led to increased uncertainty for solar developers in Mexico, with renewables auctions cancelled and changes to power dispatch priorities proposed. Alice Grundy looks at how the market can move forward once again.
February 25, 2021
The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and Global Solar Council (GSC) have called on Mexican lawmakers to prevent changes to the country’s Electricity Act, Ley de la Industria Electrica (LIE), which pose what they call “an unequivocal threat" to private investment in clean energy.
August 5, 2020
Mexico’s president has pledged to change power dispatch rules, shunting privately owned renewables down the pecking order, in the latest twist of an ongoing spat between his regime and the clean energy sector.
September 19, 2019
Andrés Manuel López Obrador government will only hold renewable tender it cancelled in February if state-run utility CFE is given time to grow, official says at event.
June 11, 2019
Actis’ Atlas connects 129MW Guajiro in central state of Hidalgo while JinkoSolar marks commercial launch of 18MW Yucatan installation.
April 1, 2019
Head of state-owned CFE says ‘new vision’ of Obrador’s government legitimises move against ‘aberration’ of forced purchases in recent years.
March 25, 2019
France-based renewable energy firm Neoen has secured US$280 million in debt financing from Bancomext, Natixis and Société Générale for its 375MW El Llano solar project in the state of Aguascalientes in Mexico, the company's largest such project to date.
February 7, 2018
Acciona Energía has started construction on a 404MW solar project in the Mexican state of Sonora, which has been developed in a 50:50 joint venture with Tuto Energy.
October 27, 2016
Mexico is set to hit between 30-40GW of solar PV installations by 2040 under various scenarios projected by the International Energy Agency (IEA).
October 3, 2016
The final results are in for Mexico’s second long-term renewable power auction, since the country’s energy sector was liberalised following reforms that allowed for private participation.

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