Going from 5 degrees below zero to more than 30 in the same day, finding tarantulas walking through the dunes, getting lost in the middle of the immensity of thousands and thousands of square kilometers of sand... This is the scenario in which the construction of the Mexico's largest self-sufficient solar park took place. In an area of more than 200 hectares, equivalent to 200 football fields.
The heat and high temperatures were the daily routine during the project, but the team could also enjoy a glimpse of the most atypical phenomenon in the desert: a snow storm which covered the sand. A sight that they still remember with fascination today.
However, working in the desert can also be dangerous due to insects such as black widow spiders, that sneaked into photovoltaic panels to weave their spider webs. Their bite could be lethal if it is not treated in time!
All these stories, along with the gracious hospitality of the local people, made this adventure a unique and unforgettable experience that resulted in a solar park that has installed more than 204,060 photovoltaic panels and capacity of 65,000 kW, which allows to generate a total of 165,000,000 KWxh per year and provide clean energy to more than 120,000 people. In addition, this infrastructure helps to avoid the emission of 60,000 tons of C02 per year.
- Year 2016-2017
- Client BAS Corporation
To build the largest self-sufficient photovoltaic park in Mexico.
To develop the project by applying the best technologies in each of the phases, in order to ensure efficient operation and therefore long-term profitability of the plant.
A 200-hectare solar park, with 204,060 photovoltaic panels and an installed capacity of 65,000 kW, developed in a record time of six months that already contributes to making the energy generated in Mexico more affordable, accessible and sustainable.