Yucatán, Mexico, is adding a new solar energy production facility which can produce up to 18 megawatts of electricity, serving about 5.3% of the state’s households [mexiconewsdaily.com]. Additional facilities are on the way, with aims to produce a massive surplus within three or four years.
The San Ignacio solar plant, which covers 66 hectares in the municipality of Progreso, was inaugurated Friday by Governor Mauricio Vila Dosal. The Chinese company Jinko Solar invested US $30 million to build the plant.
Energy generated by the plant will be consumed in Progreso and the state capital, Mérida.