Mexico Plans To Build World’s 8th-Largest Solar Plant In Sonora By 2023

Published: Monday, July 19, 2021 - 3:57pm
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Working with state leaders, Mexico plans to build the world’s eighth-largest solar farm in neighboring Sonora that’s expected to be up and running by the end of 2023.

The planned solar installation will be built on about 5,000 acres of donated land in the popular Sonoran beach town Puerto Peñasco, or Rocky Point, according to Sonora’s governor-elect Alfonso Durazo.

The Mexican government is set to spend $1.68 billion to build the 1,000 megawatt project — a joint venture between the Federal Electricity Commission and the Sonoran government.

The huge facility should be operational in time for an inauguration in December 2023 and will provide energy for both Sonora and neighboring Baja California, Durazo said Monday.

So far, there is no timeline for construction to begin on the ambitious project.

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