SunPower bags solar technology deal in Mexico

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SunPower has won a deal from CFE, Mexico’s state-run electric utility, to deliver one terawatt-hour of energy, equivalent to approximately 500 megawatts.

SunPower’s awards from Mexico’s first electricity power auction include almost 400 megawatts in Yucatan and more than 100 megawatts in Guanajuato, and their associated clean energy certificates.

SunPower said it won approximately 20 percent of the total energy, and 25 percent of the solar energy, awarded from the energy auction — based on the auction results released by Mexico’s National Center for Energy Control, or CENACE.

“With more than seven gigawatts of solar power systems around the world using our technology, SunPower has the experience and expertise to deliver reliable, cost-competitive solar power to serve Mexico’s growing energy demand,” said Tom Werner, president and CEO of SunPower.

In December, SunPower announced a power purchase agreement to provide 36 megawatts of solar power to Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, S.A.B. de C.V., a privatized airport group in Mexico and operator of Cancun Airport and eight other airports in southeast Mexico.

SunPower has operated in Mexico since 2011, and has a facility in Mexicali to produce more than one gigawatt of SunPower solar panels annually.

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