December 6 (Renewables Now) - Mexico's solar distributed generation (DG) installed capacity should hit the 9-GW mark in 2025, according to a bulletin on DG by the Mexican Banks Association (ABM).
The document, made in a partnership with Mexico's Climatic Initiative (ICM) and the national solar association Asolmex, also pointed out that at the end of 2016 solar power represented 98% of the 247.6 MW of installed DG capacity under net metering in the country.
In the last quarter of 2016, more than 130 MW of new photovoltaic (PV) systems were installed. According to the report, this increase is mainly due to the reduction in the PV modules prices and the continued rise in the prices of electricity for unsubsidized users.
Overall, 98% of the current DG systems have a capacity of up to 50 kW, of which 91% from systems of up to 10 kW. In regards to the users, 75% are residential and 20% are commercial customers, the document noted.