Mexico opens up the clean energy market
2017-12-15

Recently, the Mexican media said that the country's rapid development of clean energy, solar power is expected in 2017 increased by 29%. Currently, about 160,000 homes in Mexico use solar power, but there is still much room for solar energy utilization in this country with more than 32 million homes.


With an average solar radiation of 5 kWh / m2 and a direct solar exposure of 5.5 hours per day, Mexico is one of the most sun-shielded countries in the world, but its utilization of solar energy resources is less than 5%. In 2016, the proportion of clean energy power generation in Mexico accounted for about 20% of the total power generation, while solar power accounted for less than 1%. In order to promote the development of clean energy, Mexico implemented energy reform and relaxed restrictions on electricity market access in 2015, allowing foreign capital and private capital to enter the market of clean energy power generation projects through bidding.


Since 2015, Mexico has conducted three rounds of bidding for electricity projects, of which the first two successful projects are mostly solar projects. The Mexican Solar Photovoltaic Association said 10 of the solar power projects previously bid by the Federal Power Commission of Mexico have won foreign and private funding. The projects will start in the next two years with more than 1,000 megawatts of installed capacity. It is also understood that by 2019, 34 successful bidding enterprises from different countries will invest over 6 billion U.S. dollars in 52 clean energy power projects.


At the same time, Mexico plans to increase the proportion of clean energy power generation to 35% by 2024. Mexican Energy Minister Codwell believes that successful bidders for electric power projects, including foreign and private capital, will make a significant contribution to the structural transformation of Mexico's power structure and energy structure.


Some experts believe that in order to achieve sustainable development, the world is ushering in the wave of developing solar energy. Data show that for some users to pay high electricity costs, the use of solar home power systems, electricity savings up to 90% or more, the demand side of solar power quite attractive. Latin America needs to develop solar energy, wind energy and biomass energy energetically. China has advanced clean energy technologies and is also experienced in cost control. The cooperation between China and Latin America is bright prospects for clean energy cooperation.


Chen Duowei, a staff member of the Chinese Embassy in Mexico, told that the solar energy enterprises in China have a bright future in investing in Mexico. Against the backdrop of deepening energy reforms in Mexico, winning bid prices are very competitive globally. Therefore, this market creates an opportunity for a new round of "going global" for Chinese enterprises and will open up space for the internationalization of China's superior capacity output, technology and standards. At present, the long-term science and technology and crystal Solar won the bid for the Mexican energy project is being implemented, Goldwind is also actively involved in the bidding and equipment sales of related projects.


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