Enel Opts For Bifacial Solar Panels For Mexican Plant

First Bifacial Solar Power Plant From Enel Green Power Coming Up In Mexico With 220 MW Magdalena II Project; 550,000 Solar Panels To Be Mounted On Single Axis Trackers
04:49 PM (Beijing Time) - 23. April 2019
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With the first bifacial solar panels installed for the 220 MW Magdalena II PV plant in Mexico, Enel Green Power says it is the company’s first project to use this technology. (Photo Credit: Enel SpA)

Key Takeaways

  • Enel Green Power has started installing bifacial solar panels for its 220 MW Magdalena II solar power plant in Mexico; it is company’s first solar plant with bifacial modules
  • It will use 550,000 bifacial solar panels which will be mounted on single-axis trackers
  • The $165 million project is expected to generate close to 600 GWh of solar power annually on completion

Enel Green Power has begun installing bifacial solar PV panels for its 220 MW Magdalena II solar power plant in Mexico’s Tlaxcala state. This, says the Italian company, is its first plant to be equipped with bifacial solar panels and the first in the Mexican state.

The 220 MW project will use 550,000 bifacial solar panels. Back in November 2018 when the company broke ground on the project, it did not specify what modules it plans to use (see Enel Starts Construction On 220 MW Mexican Project).

It is mounting the panels on single axis trackers, the company said. Construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2019 when it will generate around 600 GWh annually. The $165 million project will supply all of its power for industrial consumers of the Wholesale Market of Electrical Energy of Mexico (MEM).

“The free market in Mexico has great growth potential and we’ll continue to grow through bilateral agreements with companies in the private sector,” said EGP Area Manager in Mexico and Central America, Paolo Romanacci.

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