Mexico's Semarnat to assess enviro impact for 600 MW of PV

Solar park in Mexico. Author: Presidencia de la Rep├║blica Mexicana. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic.

October 14 (Renewables Now) - Mexico’s Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat) has received in recent weeks applications for environmental approval for 600 MW of photovoltaic (PV) projects.

In accordance with the country's guidelines, two project promoters have filed their Environmental Impact Statements (MIA) with Semarnat's Environmental Impact Assessment Procedure (PEIA).

The proposed PV parks, Planta Solar Fotovoltaica San Francisco and the Nuevo Leon Solar, are to be located in Coahuila and Nuevo Leon states. Each project is designed to add 300 MW of capacity, according to the agency’s bulletin.

More details on the schemes are available in the table below:

Project name: Capacity: Number of panels: Plant area: Owner State
Planta Solar Fotovoltaica San Francisco 300 MW 1,077,120 772.96 hectares Tequila Solar PV I, SA DE CV Coahuila
Nuevo Leon Solar 939,500 970.77 hectares FRV Nuevo Leon, S DE RL DE CV Nuevo Leon
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