Mexico Solar Developers Apply for 7.4 Gigawatts, Economista Says

Solar energy developers in Mexico are seeking approval for about 7.4 gigawatts of projects, representing 65 percent of requests to the Mexican Energy Regulatory Commission this year, El Economista said.

Developers also sought permits for wind projects that will generate a combined 4.2 gigawatts, the Mexico City-based newspaper said on its website.

Mexico currently has the capacity to generate 150 megawatts of solar energy, according to the commission, also known as CRE. Last week, the commission approved seven solar projects with combined installed capacity of 220 megawatts.

The regulator didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.

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