June 10 (Renewables Now) - Mauricio Vila Dosal, governor of the Mexican state of Yucatan, together with other officials, inaugurated on Friday a 18-MW solar photovoltaic (PV) park.
The facility, called San Ignacio, required over USD 30 million (EUR 26.4m) in investments. Chinese module supplier JinkoSolar Holding Co Ltd (NYSE:JKS) was the company in charge of developing the plant, the first large-scale PV facility in the state, the government stated in its press release.
Consisting of 69,120 solar panels, San Ignacio is expected to generate enough clean power to meet the demand of about 30,000 local homes and offset around 25,691 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
With this plant, Yucatan already has an installed renewable energy capacity of more than 200 MW, which is equivalent to the consumption of 450,000 households, the governor added.
Currently, the state has 24 renewable energy projects under review, representing 3,400 MW of combined capacity and an investment of approximately USD 4.5 billion.
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