Renewable energy solutions provider GWS Technologies Inc. today announced it is in the process of laying out plans for proposed solar farm sites in Veracruz and Chiapas, Mexico, where GWS will provide engineering, project management, solar equipment and technology integration on the projects.
The projects range in size from 80 acres to 400 acres, with estimated costs ranging between US$50 million to US$250 million per project.
The Constitution of Mexico entitles the government the sole power to generate, transport, distribute and supply electricity for public use; however, the 2008 Renewable Energy Usage and Energy Transition Financing Act allows private companies to generate their own electricity using renewables.
For GWS, this is an open invite to take part in Mexico’s changing renewable energy landscape.
Delgado & Associates’ managing partner Fernando Delgado, who recently returned from meetings with government planning and energy officials, as well as major private sector end-users on behalf of GWS, said the interest in alternative energies in Mexico supports GWS’s decision to delve into the projects.
“There is a tremendous demand for ‘green’ energy technologies, especially solar energy and LEED-certified energy efficient products, in Mexico right now,” Delgado stated in the press release. “The interest and support we have received over the last few weeks is extremely encouraging, and we are currently evaluating several proposed sites for GWS.”
GWS President Richard Reincke emphasized Delgado & Associates’ role as a mediator between GWS and the Mexican government.
“Delgado & Associates is uniquely qualified to act as our liaison with both Mexican governmental agencies and the private sector,” Reincke stated. “Everyone in the solar industry agrees that Mexico has some of the best potential for solar power in the world, and we’re excited about this opportunity to participate in the emerging alternative electric sector in Veracruz and Chiapas.”