Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (ASUR), an organization that operates nine airports in southeast Mexico and one in Puerto Rico, is partnering with SunPower Corp. to install 36 MW of solar power at its Mexican airports.
SunPower expects to start construction in Mexico in 2016. Once the project is operational, the company will provide operations and maintenance services, including monitoring power plant production. ASUR will buy power generated by the solar power plant under a long-term power purchase agreement with SunPower.
‘We anticipate that this cost-competitive solar power from SunPower will offset expected increases in the cost of electricity from fossil fuel sources over the long-term,’ says Adolfo Castro, CEO of ASUR.
SunPower plans to design and build a proprietary Oasis Power Plant system: a fully integrated, modular solar power block solution for utility-scale solar projects. The technology includes SunPower's robotic solar panel cleaning solution.