Mexico switches on 16-MW PV plant in Chihuahua state
Solar farm. Author: Alan Levine.
Mexico's Chihuahua state governor Javier Corral Jurado inaugurated on Monday a 16-MW photovoltaic (PV) plant in Ahumada, the first phase of a 150-MW solar project.
The given capacity is in direct current (DC).
Los Santos I, as it is named, is the country's first solar plant that supplies power to the private sector. Comprised of 52,000 solar panels, the solar facility represents an investment of USD 40 million (EUR 35.5m).
The PV plant, which was inaugurated during the World Environment Day, helps to strengthen the state's commitment to the environment and sustainable development. If solar panels with 15% efficiency were placed on an area of 25 sq km in the Chihuahua desert, the country's total power needs could be met, the governor noted.