Federal judge said to have paralysed move by AMLO government to extend clean energy certificates to existing hydro and nuclear plants, which critics said would ruin PV and wind project economics.
Magdalena II (220MW) in Tlaxcala State is the renewable giant’s first plant to be exclusively powered by two-sided panels, and first earmarked to sell entire output to wholesale electricity market.
JinkoSolar has delivered 950MW of its ultra-high efficiency Cheetah 72 cells solar modules to Spanish developer X-ELIO to be installed at different projects across Spain and Mexico.
Development bank duo go halves as they award US$200m in green loans to pipeline by Sempra Energy’s subsidiary, featuring four projects in Sonora, Aguascalientes and Baja California.
The US-headquartered high-efficiency solar panel maker is to spin off most of its manufacturing operations into a separate public listed entity, Maxeon Solar, which will include monocrystalline silicon wafer producer, Tianjin Zhonghuan Semiconductor (TZS) as an investor.
Auction-backed Solem plant was Cubico’s first American solar venture and took around two years to conclude development at its site in Aguascalientes.
Developer inks two 15-year PPAs with store chains CCK and El Puerto de Liverpool for US$160 million project near US border, set to come online in H2 2020.
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.
Support from Bancomext and World Bank’s IFC will help Fotowatio take Potrero Solar project to finish line, with operational launch scheduled in mid-2020.
Mounting systems specialist STI Norland said it had surpassed 3GW of cumulative installations with 1.2GW of contracted mounting systems orders expected in 2019.
Top markets Brazil and Mexico hold risks but also rewards if firms can look beyond headlines of political volatility, say local developers, lawyers and lobbyists approached for an upcoming PV Tech Power feature.
Rocío Nahle uses opening of 162MWp La Orejana to call for set-up of complete solar supply chain in Mexico, to ensure country fully capitalises on renewable growth.
Newly operational Bluemex Power 1 Solar required US$110 million in investment and is one of two EDF Mexican projects to bag auction support.
Actis’ Atlas connects 129MW Guajiro in central state of Hidalgo while JinkoSolar marks commercial launch of 18MW Yucatan installation.
‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member, Canadian Solar has secured its largest single multi-year PV module supply agreement, totalling 1.8GW with EDF Renewables North America.