Partnership with local EPC brings renewable power to local sports center and park
Upsolar, a leading provider of solar PV modules and services, today announced the commissioning of a 152 kWp project in Azcapotzalco, Mexico City. Built in partnership with local engineering, procurement and construction firm Wide Range Mexico, the system represents Upsolar's first commercial installation in Mexico.
Installed at the Deportivo Azcapotzalco sports center and Alameda Norte Park, the array features 608 Upsolar smart modules, optimized by Tigo Energy. The installation provides enough clean electricity to illuminate the footpaths surrounding the Deportivo and Alameda sites. Overall, the system generates energy cost savings of more than USD 77,000 each year while negating the emission of 190 tons of carbon dioxide annually.
This first-of-its-kind project for Mexico City will serve as a benchmarking standard for local governments to assess future clean energy installations on public sites. The system was approved by Azcapotzalco delegation head, Sergio Palacios, and is part of Mexico City's larger efforts to generate 35 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2024.
"The Mexican PV market is experiencing unprecedented growth and government support, making this an exciting time for the solar industry in the country," said Rogelio Lopez, Director of Wide Range. "Upsolar's made-in-Mexico smart module solution proved to be the perfect fit for this project and we believe this to be the beginning of a strong collaboration between our companies."
"With exceptional solar resources, strong environmental goals and high electricity prices, Mexico is one of the most attractive PV markets in the world," said Stephane Dufrenne, President of Upsolar North America and CTO of Upsolar Global. "The commissioning of this project is a pivotal step in our North American operations. Our TAA compliant, made-in-Mexico modules will allow us to further expand our activities in this rapidly growing market and play a larger role in the large-scale deployment of solar across the country."