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November 30, 2021

Zuma-Santa Maria Solar PV Park, Mexico

By Carmen

Zuma-Santa Maria Solar PV Park is an 182MW solar PV power project. It is located in Chihuahua, Mexico. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 2015 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in December 2019.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Solar PV 182 182 Active Chihuahua, Mexico Fisterra Energy; Maetel; Zuma Energia S.A. de

Description

The project was developed by Fisterra Energy, Maetel and Zuma Energia S.A. de. The project is currently owned by Zuma Energia S.A. de.

Zuma-Santa Maria Solar PV Park is a ground-mounted solar project which is spread over an area of 500 hectares.

The project generates 422GWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 54,261 households, offsetting 161,881t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year. The project cost is $155m.

The project consists of 550,740 modules, each with 325W nameplate capacity.

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Development Status

The project construction commenced in 2015 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in December 2019.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Comision Federal de Electricidad under a power purchase agreement.

Contractors Involved

Maetel is the O&M contractor for the solar PV power project. The operation and maintenance contract commenced from 2018, for a period of 20 years.

About Maetel

Maetel SA (Maetel) is a diversified company. The company’s activities include industrial installations, electricity generation and distribution, renewable energy sources and environment, and engineering and telecommunications installations. It operates projects in the areas of agri-food industry, commerce and communications, construction and auxiliary works, chemical, paper or wood, engineering and automation, cement and steel, equipment and logistics, renewable energies, and others. The company undertakes projects of high-voltage overhead power lines, electrical substations, industrial electrification, electricity generating power stations, cogeneration plants, generation using renewable energy sources, transformation centers, and network development engineering, among others. Maetel is headquartered in Zaragoza, Spain.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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