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Monday, April 7, 2014
Mexico Opens Huge Solar-Power Plant in Baja California Sur State
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Article from SourceMex, April 2
Mexico inaugurated one of the largest solar plants in Latin America in March 2014, although there is a difference of opinion on whether this is actually the largest solar-energy generation facility in the hemisphere. Still, the construction of the Aura Solar I photovoltaic power plant is a giant step forward in developing alternative energy in Mexico. The plant will be equipped with 32,000 solar panels spread out over 100 hectares. The energy captured by the solar panels would be transferred to a substation, which would produce 39 MW of energy for the city of La Paz.