JA Solar to supply 404MW PV modules to solar power station in Mexico

6 August 2018 (Last Updated August 6th, 2018 11:22)

Global photovoltaic (PV) products manufacturer JA Solar Holdings has secured a contract to supply 404MW of its PV modules to the solar power station in Puerto Libertad, Mexico.

Global photovoltaic (PV) products manufacturer JA Solar Holdings has secured a contract to supply 404MW of its PV modules to the solar power station in Puerto Libertad, Mexico.

Located in the Sonoran Desert in Mexico, the solar project is expected to reach 963GWh per annum and also bring down the emission levels in the area by 925,443 metric tons.

The project is being built at a location with extreme environmental conditions of high temperature, ultraviolet radiation and sandstorms.

"Last month, Acciona and Tuto Energy secured $264m in financing for this 400MWp photovoltaic solar plant."

JA Solar claims that its PV modules have passed various environmental tests including drought and sand tests, dry heat and damp heat tests and can withstand the extreme conditions.

JA Solar vice-president Cao Bo said: “We are optimistic about the industry outlook and solar energy development in Mexico.

“In 2017, we established a Mexican subsidiary to expand our presence and support our customers and partners in the region. JA Solar will continue to focus on expanding its share of the market in the region, and providing customers with more reliable PV modules and higher-quality services.”

The solar power station is being developed by Spanish renewable energy company Acciona in a joint venture (JV) with Tuto Energy, a subsidiary of the Biofields Group.

Last month, Acciona and Tuto Energy secured $264m in financing for this 400MWp photovoltaic solar plant.

The four banks which agreed to finance the project are North American Development Bank (NADB), Banco Nacional de Obras y Servicios of Mexico (BANOBRAS), Instituto de Crédito Oficial of Spain (ICO) and Banco SABADELL.