Construction underway on massive Rocky Point solar plant

By Murphy Woodhouse
Published: Monday, May 16, 2022 - 8:16am
Updated: Monday, May 16, 2022 - 8:25am

Construction is now underway on a massive, government-owned solar plant near the well-known Sonoran beach town of Rocky Point.

Once finished, the $1.6 billion, 1,000-megawatt facility would be one of the largest in the world, though that won’t come until 2027. What is being built currently is the first stage, which is expected to generate some 120 megawatts of electricity with roughly 280 thousand panels as soon as next April, according to Sonoran officials.

By leaps and bounds, the project represents the Mexican government’s most significant solar project to date. Government facilities currently generate a small fraction of the country’s total solar energy, with private producers accounting for the vast, vast majority.

The project's executive summary

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