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Suntech supplies modules for the largest solar plant in Latin America

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Martifer solar is to install Suntech Ve and Vd panels on a 100 hectare site being developed by Gauss Energia
Suntech supplies modules for the largest solar plant in Latin America

Suntech Power Holdings has announced that it is to supply solar modules for the largest solar power plant in Latin America, located at La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico. The Suntech Ve and Vd modules will be installed by Martifer Solar, based in Portugal. The project is owned by Corporacion Aura Solar and being developed by Mexican project devolper Gauss Energia with strong financial support from the Mexican local development bank NAFIN. It is Mexico’s first utility-scale solar project and a Power Purchase Agreement has already been signed with Mexico’s federal power company.

“We are very excited to supply the panels for the largest solar field in Latin America” said E.L. McDaniel, the Managing Director of Suntech America. “With Mexico's excellent sunlight and strong renewable energy demand, we expect to see excellent growth of PV in the region.”

Henrique Rodrigues, CEO of Martifer Solar commented that the plant is an emblematic project for his company in a region where solar is a more viable and competitive alternative to non-renewable energy sources. He added that Martifer Solar views Mexico as a key market in the company’s internationalization strategy.

The plant will have a production capacity of 82 GWh per year, offsetting more than 60,000 tons of carbon emissions per year. Completion of the project is expected in August 2013.

Further information:

Suntech Power Holdings

Martifer Solar

Gauss Energia

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