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Mexican government plans to develop 1,854MW of solar and wind energy projects

Seetao 2022-06-23 09:42
  • Mexico needs to accelerate decarbonization and investment in renewable energy
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Mexico has secured commitments from 17 companies to develop 1,854 megawatts of solar and wind energy, according to the office of Mexican President Andres Manuel López Obrador.

As a result of these agreements, the development of solar projects near the U.S. border and a transmission network that can export power to California and other U.S. states is being explored. Mexico is committed to achieving its 35% clean energy generation target by 2024. Construction will begin on the first phase of a 1GW photovoltaic plant in Puerto Peñasco, Sonora state in northwestern Mexico.

Mexico is poised to become a clean energy powerhouse, and according to the study, rapid growth in renewable energy deployment could allow the country to achieve its 35 percent clean energy generation target by 2024, generating high levels of investment, increasing energy access, and reducing consumer spending. costs and improve the reliability and resiliency of their power systems. Keywords: engineering construction, engineering news

NREL director Martin Keller said at the time that realizing Mexico's renewable energy potential "will require energy policies that promote private investment and support our collective efforts on clean energy, climate and supply chains." PV Tech Premium explores the impact of Lopez Obrador's leadership on the Mexican solar industry.Editor/XingWentao