Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd. says it is supplying the photovoltaic modules for the 30 MW Aura Solar I facility in La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico. The 132,000 Suntech Ve and Vd panels will be installed by Portugal-based Martifer Solar. The project is being developed by Gauss Energia.
Martifer Solar says Aura Solar is Mexico's first utility-scale solar project with a power purchase agreement with ComisiÃ³n Federal de Electricidad, the federal power company. The plant, which is expected to produce 82 GWh of electricity per year, is scheduled to be completed in August.