August 3 (Solar) – Chinese solar power products manufacturer JA Solar Holdings Co Ltd said today it is supplying the modules for a 404-MWp solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in Mexico.
The solar project, located in Puerto Libertad, is developed by a joint venture between Acciona Energy and Tuto Energy. It broke ground in February and reached financial close last month.
JA Solar, which is no longer publicly traded after a group led by its chairman and CEO recently completed the buyout of the company, said that as the project is located in the Sonoran Desert and exposed to extreme conditions such as high temperature, ultraviolet radiation and sandstorms, the modules need to meet tough requirements.
The plant is expected to produce 963 GWh per year and reduce carbon dioxide (C02) emissions by 925,443 tonnes.
The Chinese manufacturer set up a subsidiary in Mexico last year to grow its footprint and support its customers in the region. JA Solar vice president Cao Bo said the company is optimistic about the industry outlook and solar energy development in Mexico.