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First solar centre in Mexico inaugurated at Baja California

Admin | 16.10.2012

The first solar field in Mexico, made of 4,000 solar cells was inaugurated in Santa Rosalia, Baja California Sur by President Felipe Calderon, who pointed-out that in the last few years a significant investment has been made in solar, Aeolian and thermoelectric energy.

The first solar field in Mexico, made of 4,000 solar cells was inaugurated in Santa Rosalia, Baja California Sur by President Felipe Calderon, who pointed-out that in the last few years a significant investment has been made in solar, Aeolian and thermoelectric energy.

Each photovoltaic cell has capacity to generate one megawatt of energy and could benefit 18,000 people.

President Calderon said that the goal set by Mexico for 2024 is producing 35% of electric power consumed from renewable sources, i.e. taking advantage of solar, wind and water energy.

He explained that Santa Rosalia cells field should solve electric power shortage suffered by many communities at Baja California Sur.

He further said that there is a plan underway to connect Baja California Sur through a submarine cable to the power network operated in Sinaloa by the state-run power generation and distribution company Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE).

As a matter of fact, the solar power will supply Santa Rosalia, with a population of 18,314 people.

Source: http://maquilaportal.com

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