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
“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
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.