The number of PV projects submitted for approval to the Mexican authorities has increased considerably over the past month, reaching nearly 1.6 GW since the first week of September. According to Semarnat's weekly bulletins, six solar projects with a combined capacity of 754.4 MW were submitted for approval in the two-week period from September 14 to September 27.
Energía del Sureste El Ramonal, S. DE R.L. de C.V. filed an application to build a 58.9 MW project on Sept. 18, Semarnat said. The solar park, if approved, will be built in the municipality of Bacalar, in the southern state of Quintana Roo. It will feature 183,000 solar modules and 50 inverters with a capacity of 1 MW each.
Kenerg Green, S.A.P.I. de C.V has submitted a proposal for another 199.9 MW project, to be built in the municipality of Navojoa, in the northern state of Sonora. If approved, it will feature 757,000 solar panels with a power output of 330 W each. Helios Generación, S. D.E.R.L. de C.V. has also asked for permission to build a third PV plant, named Proyecto Parque Solar Helios. It wants to build the installation in the municipality of Mazapil, in the state of Zacatecas.
In addition, Semarnat said that it had received proposals for three other projects. The largest is the proposed 157.5 MW Parque Solar Yermo, to be built by México Lindo Solar PV IV, S.A. de C.V. in Mapimi, in the state of Durango. A second 99 MW project, dubbed the Parque Solar Gomez Farias, has been proposed by Desarrollos Solares PV de México, S.A. de C.V. It wants to build the project in the municipality of Saltillo, in the state of Coahuila.
X-Elio FV Conejos Medanos S.A.P.I. de C.V. has also submitted a proposal for the 80 MW Parque Fotovoltaico Terranova project. It wants to build the plant in the town of Jáarez, in the state of Chihuahua.