Mexico could be the seventh world market for solar energy

Mexico, Feb. 19 (Notimex).- The energy reform has set the conditions for Mexico to become in the next five years the seventh largest producer of solar energy worldwide, only behind China, India, the United States, Japan, Germany and Australia, the Enlight firm estimated. 

The reform has allowed photovoltaic installed capacity in Mexico to multiply almost ten times in the last three years and the trend is upward, said Julian Willenbrock, CEO of Enlight, one of the largest producers of photovoltaic energy in Mexico and a partner of Engie, the world's largest producer of energy. 

He stressed that the solar energy received by the earth in one hour is 58 times what the planet needs in electricity per year and the country has great potential due to its geographical location, where entities such as those in the north are already advancing in the use of this natural resource. 

The director of the company that introduced smart solar energy systems to Mexico that can generate savings of up to 98 percent in the payment of the tariff on domestic consumption, stressed that in five years, Mexico would be able to be the seventh world power in generation of this resource that brings electricity to homes and businesses. 

In this regard, he recalled that the company will provide Grupo Bimbo with the installation of 33 solar systems for its corporate building in Santa Fe, as well as seven El Globo branches, 22 Bimbo sales centers; two sales centers of Barcel and later a center of metropolitan distribution. 

He detailed in a statement that only in this project, 3.7 megawatts of power will be installed in the first phase, with which Grupo Bimbo will manage to mitigate two thousand 500 tons of CO2 in the atmosphere annually, equivalent to planting more than 88 thousand trees annually. 

Finally, he pointed out that the penetration of distributed generation in Mexico is 0.59 percent, while in regions like California, in the United States, it is almost 10 percent, so there is a lot of growth potential ahead.


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