SEENEWS Renewables | DIANA Hristova —
The urban development council of Mexico’s Piedras Negras municipality last week approved the construction of a solar park that could produce up to 19 GWh a year.

Las Tinajas will be developed within 18 ha (44 acres), with 48,122 solar modules whose output will be sold to state-owned power utility Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE).

The municipality expects to reduce its electricity costs with this project which emerged as a result of the government’s energy reform.

Additionally, Piedras Negras will consider adjustments linked to solar energy at some installations, such as its water and sewage operator which is paying nearly MXN 3 million (USD 186,000/EUR 169,000) for electricity per month, equal to 30% of its revenue, mayor Fernando Puron said.

Derick Lila
Derick is a Clark University graduate—and Fulbright alumni with a Master's Degree in Environmental Science, and Policy. He has over a decade of solar industry research, marketing, and content strategy experience.

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