Mexican wind energy centre to promote collaboration
Mexico's Wind Energy Innovation Centre CEMIE-Eolico will enhance collaboration and create synergies between universities, public and private entities for the purpose of research and technological development in the field, the National Council of Science and Technology (Conacyt) said Tuesday.
Created by the government in 2014, CEMIE-Eolico will support projects in search of low-cost power generation and clean energy with social responsibility. Mexico's wind resource is an opportunity for significant energy diversification once the country overcomes problems with its electric infrastructure, according to technical director Marco Antonio Borja.
With an investment of over MXN 216 million (USD 13.7m/EUR 12.4m), the four-year project consists of 13 strategic programmes, including design and construction of low- and medium-capacity wind turbines, technology development based on applied artificial intelligence and mechatronics, and training.
CEMIE-Eolico interconnects 14 Mexican universities, research institutions of Conacyt and 10 private companies.
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