During the official inauguration of the 18 MW San Ignacio Solar Power Project, Yucatan State Governor Mauricio Vila Dosal (third from left) said with 3.4 GW of clean energy capacity registered within the state, the Federal Electricity Commission is working on another transmission line between Chiapas and Ticul. Currently, the entire Yucatan Peninsula has only one power transmission line. (Photo Credit: Government of the State of Yucatan)
- Yucatan state in Mexico has become home to an 18 MW solar power plant commissioned by JinkoSolar
- San Ignacio Solar Power Project has been developed for an investment of $30 million and uses 60,120 Trina Solar modules along with 330 Huawei inverters and 6 Siemens transformers
- Governor Mauricio Vila Dosal said his state has 24 clean energy projects registered with a cumulative capacity of 3.4 GW to be realized in next 3 to 4 years
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(20. February 2019)
The Governor of the Mexican state of Yucatan, Mauricio Vila Dosal inaugurated the 18 MW San Ignacio Solar Power Plant in the state on June 7, 2019 as the first large scale solar power project here. Located in the municipality of Progreso, the project was developed by JinkoSolar Holding of China.
It uses 69,120 Trina Solar modules with 330 Huawei inverters and 6 Siemens transformers. Built with an investment of $30 million, the 18 MW project is expected to generate enough solar power to serve the energy requirements of more than 30,000 Yucatan homes and will contribute significantly to cover the demand of the entire state which is 900 MW on average.
The San Ignacio Solar Power Project along with rooftop solar power plants and wind power plants installed in the state represent a renewable energy capacity of more than 200 MW. According to Governor Dosal the state of Yucatan has 24 clean energy projects with a capacity of 3.4 GW registered and anticipated to be realized in 3 to 4 years, representing an investment of $4.5 billion.
“It will take us between 3 and 4 years to have a capacity of 3,400 MW of clean energy, with what would be the only state in the Republic that would have self-sufficiency and more renewable energy than what we are consuming, which is important for Yucatan and it gives us an example not only at the national level but also at the international level,” said Dosal.
Currently, there is only 1 electric transmission line for the entire Yucatan Peninsula, but the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) is working on another transmission line between Chiapas and Ticul to ensure better reach of power in the state.