Mexican retailer signs PPA for 31 MW of distributed solar PV systems

Q-Cells Q.PRO G-3 PV modules
The first seven PV systems in Baja California Sur feature Q.PRO G-3 PV modules

Mexican retailer Tiendas Soriana SA de CV (Monterrey, Mexico) has signed a 20-year power purchase agreement with Hanwha Q Cells (Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Germany) and Ilioss (Mexico City) for 31 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) generation at 120 of its stores across Mexico. This is the biggest project of its kind in Mexico to date.

Hanwha Q Cells and Ilioss will install rooftop and carport systems at Soriana stores in Mexico City and the states of Mexico, Jalisco, Queretaro and twelve others. The companies have begun construction of the first seven PV systems in Baja California Sur, which feature more than 12,000 Q Cells Q.PRO-G3 modules for a total of 3.05 MW.

“Soriana is an ideal partner for a solar project of this scale in Mexico,” said Hanwha Q Cells Country Manager for Mexico Alejo Lopez. “Solar power makes strong economic sense for many large retail and industrial energy users in Mexico, even without any government subsidies.”

Hanwha Q Cells will finance all 31 MW. The companies expect to complete construction on all 120 systems by early 2015.

 

2014-03-25 | Courtesy: Hanwha Q Cells | solarserver.com © Heindl Server GmbH

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