Since the opening of its local office in 2012, Enertis has participated in more than 100 projects and has positioned itself in the Mexican photovoltaics market as quality control inspector of reference.
In the first quarter of the year several quality control and manufacturing inspection works have been carried out for a total of more than two million PV panels that correspond to seven new projects in the country that total more than 700 MW, currently in different development and construction stages.
Enertis, a global firm specialized in consultancy, engineering and quality control services in renewables projects, has participated since the opening of its local office in 2012 in more than 100 projects in Mexico, totaling more than 8,000 MW of local expertise in its role as independent technical advisor and engineer.
Solely throughout the first quarter of the year, Enertis has realized several quality control and manufacturing inspection works for a total of more than 2,000,000 solar photovoltaics modules that are to be installed in seven new projects of a total of about 700 MW, allocated in 2015 and 2016 in the context of the first and second Long-term Clean Energy Auctions in the country.
Since its energy reform in 2014, Mexico – a country with an immense potential in renewable energies and a growing electricity demand – has experienced a radical change that has attracted a lot of attention to renewables and made them gain importance in the country’s electricity mix.
The new solar PV projects, some of them already under construction, others with a prevision to start construction by mid-2018, will be built in various locations such as the state of Aguascalientes, Coahuila or the Yucatan peninsula.
Worth mentioning are the solar parks ‘Solem I’ and ‘Solem II’ of a total of about 350MWp. The project, promoted by Grupo Alten and Cubico Sustainable Investments, was allocated by the Mexican government in April 2016 in the context of the country’s Long-Term Energy Auction. Grupo Ortiz, as the responsible contractor of all the EPC works of ‘Solem’, has trusted in Enertis’ expertise to perform the independent quality control and manufacturing process audit of the panels as well as other main equipment of both photovoltaic plants. That implies both an audit of the production workshops prior to the commence of the manufacturing process and a continuous quality control during the same, to assure the manufacturer’s warranties, as well as pre-shipment inspections in an internationally accredited laboratory to assure that the supply meets the established quality standards, in many occasions by Enertis as expert in photovoltaic modules’ technologies.