Solarcentury & JinkoSolar to develop solar projects in Mexico

Solarcentury & JinkoSolar to develop solar projects in Mexico

British renewables company Solarcentury and China’s PV maker JinkoSolar (NYSE: JKS) have been awarded a joint bid to produce two solar power projects in Mexico’s first round of energy auctions.

Solarcentury announced yesterday that it was chosen by JinkoSolar to jointly deliver two ground mounted solar projects in Mexico; a 100MW project in Viborillas, in the state of Jalisco and a 70MW project in Cuncunul in the Yucatan state.

The two projects were among 17 given by the country’s government in an auction in March. Solarcentury will be developing the projects while JinkoSolar will act as the investor of both sites.

Solarcentury’s Mexico office said it is planning to participate in the auction’s second round, set to start in September 2016.

Peter Sermon, chief sales officer at Solarcentury said the partnership with JinkoSolar had delivered a “fantastic win” for the company’s Latin American team.

Mexico’s government aims to increase the share of clean energy in its power mix from 25 per cent today to 35 per cent by 2024.