At the end of 2014, the total size of Mexico’s solar PV market stood at 66 MW installed according to data contained in the National Renewable Energy Inventory (INERE); this capacity corresponds to an annual generation of 84 GWh. At that time, and in line with the information contained in this inventory, there was a total of 1,815 MW under construction in Mexico, representing a
generation potential of 3,487 GWh/year. Taking into account installations in the pipeline and those whose construction had not started prior to the end of last year, there are a further 2,333 MW, together totalling an annual generation capacity of 4,684 GWh.
Turning to the latest figures, in line with SENER’s Energy Information System that uses data from the state utility, the CFE, PV in Mexico generated 9.3 GWh between January and August 2015. Indeed, data from the CRE (Mexico’s energy regulatory commission) from May this year shows that licences granted for PV plants of more than 1 MW throughout Mexico represented just over 7,278 MW.Read more…
Article published in: FuturENERGY October 2015