Mexico introduces electric vehicle Zacua, market ready in November

Mexico has designed an electric car specific to the needs of motorists in Mexican cities. The Zacua, a zero-emission coupe made by Motoros Limpios, is expected to be available for purchase in November starting at $24,500. It’s lithium-ion battery will charge in eight hours and has a 115 km range. The Zacua will not be […]

4.1MW wave power project coming to Mexico

Upon receiving interconnection approval from Mexico National Energy Control Centre, Israel’s Eco Wave Power has revealed plans to build a 4.1MW project in Mexico’s Manzanillo Port – the first of its kind for Mexico. The 4.1MW project will be located in the Cuyutlán-Tepalcates beach area of Manzanillo in Colima state. Eco Wave Power has already completed […]

Chile, Mexico, Argentina set to take the lead over Brazil

A new report from Infiniti Research outlines Latin America’s ambitious plans for renewable energy as the region expects to install over 47 gigawatts of new capacity in wind energy alone over the next 10 years. Until recently, Brazil was the dominant player in Latin America’s wind power market, but political and economic instability will likely weaken […]

Mexico issues three geothermal exploration permits for Engie and Reykjavik Geothermal

Mexico is expanding its geothermal market to the private sector with a recent issuing of exploration permits for global energy companies. Mexico’s Ministry of Energy (SENER) has issued three exploration permits to ENGIE, a global energy company, and Reykjavik Geothermal, an Icelandic geothermal development company. These permits authorise their holders to spend three years exploring […]

Following auctions and reforms, Mexico’s solar sector poised for massive growth

Industry analysts have long forecasted a spiked growth in Mexico’s solar energy sector, but now experts are predicting 2018 as the “take-off year”. The energy transition has been ongoing for several years as Mexico implemented policy reforms, but with solar winning big at the past two auctions the grid will be taking on over 4 […]

Mexico releases rules for November renewables auction

The Mexican government has published the first version of the bidding rules for the third renewable energy auction. The auction, which will be held in November, is open to solar and different “clean” technologies. Through the auction, the Mexican government will award capacity, clean energy certificates (CEL) and contracted power. Projects selected in the auction […]

Commissioning of solar farm and Tesla partnership for Mexico

The Mexican solar industry is heating up with news of a solar company opening an office and the commissioning of an 8MW solar farm and news of an exciting new partnership with Tesla. US solar tracking company Array Technologies Inc is marking its expansion into Latin America opening an office in Mexico City, Mexico. The […]

Mexico’s third auction in November

Mexico’s energy ministry has announced that the next renewable energy auction will be held in November. In this auction, which is the third of this kind to be conducted in Mexico, selected projects will be entitled to sell power to more entities, and not only to the local utility Comisión Federal de la Electricidad (CFE), […]

Enel Mexico breaks ground on large solar facility

Enel has commenced the construction of a 238MW Don Jose capacity solar power plant in Mexico, with an investment of $220m. Located in the State of Guanajuato at San Luis de la Paz, the solar photovoltaic (PV) plant’s construction is being carried out by the Italian energy and gas major’s Mexican subsidiary Enel Green Power […]