July 22, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP) ("Suntech Holdings" or the "Company"), one of the world's largest solar companies, today announced that it is supplying the photovoltaic modules for the largest solar power plant in
, a 30MW plant in
La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico
The 132,000 Suntech Ve and Vd panels will be installed by
-based fully-integrated solar company, on a 100-hectares site. Owned by Corporacion Aura Solar, the project is being developed by Gauss Energia, a leading Mexican energy project developer focused on renewable energy.
The project has strong financial support from Mexican local development bank NAFIN, and from the International Finance Corporation. It is
first utility-scale solar project with a Power Purchase Agreement from
federal power company.
, Managing Director of Suntech America, said, "We are very excited to supply the panels for the largest solar field in
excellent sunlight and strong renewable energy demand, we expect to see excellent growth of PV in the region."
, CEO of Martifer Solar, said, "The construction of
largest PV plant confirms our best expectations for 2013. This is an emblematic project for Martifer Solar, in a region that, due to its irradiation characteristics, finds solar electricity as a viable and more competitive alternative, when compared with non-renewable energy sources. We consider
as a key market in Martifer Solar's internationalization strategy."
, CEO of Gauss Energia, said, "
is the first project of a larger initiative that aims to become a platform to develop utility-scale PV facilities in
solar potential expected to reach around 2,000 MW by 2020,
has broken ground in the PV sector, and it is paving the way for future projects in the field. We are quite satisfied to have worked with Suntech and Martifer on this project."
The plant will have a production capacity of 82 GWh/year, equivalent to offsetting more than 60,000 tons of CO
emissions per year. The plant's construction is scheduled to be completed in
About Martifer Solar
Martifer Solar is present all over the world, focusing on Project Development, EPC, O&M and the distribution of PV modules and components, via its subsidiary MPrime.