Despite the displeasure generated by the application of a 15 percent tariff on imports of solar panels to Mexico, the National Solar Energy Association (ANES) said that this measure of fiscal regulation does not stop the growth of the photovoltaic market in the country, as the Mexican Solar Energy Association (Asolmex) claimed.
On the contrary, it represents an opportunity to stabilize the domestic production of solar energy to a market of electricity generation from renewable sources that have not yet matured, said ANES Executive President Sergio Arnaud.
“Tariffs are always generated by the government so there is not unfair competition, so the tariff at precisely that time is affecting mainly integrators and developers with an increase in the price. Perhaps it is discouraging the solar industry,” he said.
Recently, the Tax Administration Service (SAT) decided to reclassify the tariff criteria of solar panels, going from zero to a tariff of 15 percent. As part of Mexico’s climate commitments, it was suggested that by 2030, 35 percent of the energy consumed in the country will come from renewable sources like solar or wind, so the new tax burden for the import of solar panels could prevent the achievement of that goal.
“In all honesty you cannot say that a measure like this determines that the climate goals will not be met. I think the important thing is to defend the sustainability scheme,” Arnaud concluded.
BY LUCILLY ZAVALA for The News
more recommended stories
Migrant drowns while crossing US-Mexico border canal amid stormy weather
A migrant drowned in a California.
Check out the Best Travel Sites for 2019
The best travel site should be.
The Best Winter Cruise Deals 2018/2019
Winter isn’t officially here until December.
Riviera Maya Jazz Festival closed last week a record-breaking 16th edition
The 16th edition of Riviera Maya.
Yucatecan woman accused of animal cruelty against her own Chihuahua dog
A Yucatecan woman who painted her.
Migrants in Tijuana trickling over and under border wall
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — A steady.
Noche Blanca a city full of Culture
As every year since 2013, the.
More than 2 million people went to the Yucatan Fair at Xmatkuil this year
Merida, Yuc. (Notimex).- A massive influx.
Yucatán participates in protocol for prophylactic HIV treatment
Mexico, Dec. 7 (Notimex).- Several countries.
Get a knee replacement in Mexico and save enough money to live on for a year
“Typically, a knee replacement costs $35,000.