Martifer, Citelum to build 1.46-MW solar facility in Mexico
May 28, 2014 - Martifer Solar, part of Portuguese industrial group Martifer SGPS SA (ELI:MAR), has teamed up with French urban developer Citelum to construct a 1.46-MW solar plant in Mexico.
Martifer Solar will provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for the Girasol project, it said on Tuesday.
The photovoltaic (PV) facility, to be located in the state of Yucatan, will be built under a 15-year contract between Citelum and the municipality of Izamal. The plant will consist of 4,860 polycrystalline modules which will be able to generate about 2.1 GWh of electricity annually. Its output will be help save 955 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions each year, the developers calculate.
Mexico aims to source 33% of its total power from renewables by 2018.
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