Mexico's 30 MW Aura Solar I park starts operations - report
Sep 11, 2013 - Mexico's Aura Solar I photovoltaic park, built by local firm Gauss Energia in La Paz municipality, in Baja California Sur state, has started operations with its 30 MW capacity, supplying the network of state-run power utility Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE), news portal Energias Renovables said.
CFE will purchase the electricity produced over a 20-year period. Aura Solar I represents the first large-scale solar plant developed under an off-take agreement with CFE.
The plant is expected to produce 82 GWh a year. It cost USD 100 million (EUR 75.4m), mostly financed by the World Bank's International Finance Corp (IFC) and Mexican development bank Nacional Financiera (Nafin).
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