Italian inverter manufacturer Fimer has been selected by Enel to provide equipment for the largest solar power project in Americas.
A subsidiary of Enel Green Power is developing a 754 megawatt solar power park in Mexico. The project will be the largest across North and South America once it is operational next year. Fimer will supply more than 600 of its R 11015 TL 1500V inverters to the solar power park.
The company received grant worth €9 million from German bank Deutsche Bank and Italian export credit agency SACE.
An estimated 1,700 GWh electricity would be generated from the Villanueva solar park every year enough to meet power consumption of over 1.3 million households. The projects shall also offset more than 780,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions. Enel Green Power will invest $650 million on these projects.
Enel had secured the rights to develop these two projects in the first-ever renewable energy tender announced by Mexico in March 2016. The company entered contracts to supply clean energy for a 15-year period and clean energy certificates for a period of 20 years.
Enel Green Power Mexico is also another solar power project of 238 megawatts in Mexico. The Don José project will generate 539 GWh electricity every year, enough to meet power demand of 410,000 households and offset more than 245,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions.