Q Cells in 31MW Mexico supply deal

Hanwha Q Cells will provide modules for 31MW of PV at 120 locations across Mexico for local retailer Tiendas Soriana.

The two companies announced a 20-year power purchase agreement for energy from the solar installations, which will be installed on rooftops and carports of the retailer by Mexican developer and construction company Ilioss.

“Soriana is an ideal partner for a solar project of this scale in Mexico,” says Alejo Lopez, Hanwha Q Cells country manager for Mexico.

“Solar power makes strong economic sense for many large retail and industrial energy users in Mexico, even without any government subsidies.”

Hanwha Q Cells said it will finance all of the 31MW.

Hanwha Q Cells and Ilioss have already begun construction on the first seven solar systems in Baja California Sur, which will feature more than 12,000 of Q-Cell’s high-efficiency PRO-G3 250 W panels to provide approximately 3.05MW of combined generation capacity.

Construction on all 120 sites across Mexico is expected to be completed by early 2015.