The installation of solar energy equipments has grown exponentially in the state capital due to the greater diffusion and knowledge regarding this technology and its savings in the consumption of electric power.
The use of clean energy is advancing tremendously in the country; in 2018 the industry grew about 350 percent more compared to 2017, with Mexico City and Merida as the two cities where the installation of solar panels increased more significantly, declared the Professor in Science and project manager of Solar Energy of the Southeast, Juan José Aguayo Puuc.
He indicated that one of the factors for which there has been significant growth in the Yucatan is because the integrating companies of the most important projects throughout Mexico are settling down in our state, therefore, there’s more competition, costs are reduced, originating a greater offer and consequently more and better options for the people of the Yucatan Peninsula.
The specialist added that the high demand for this product is also due to the fact that the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) no longer has bidirectional meters, which serve to differentiate between energy generated by parastatal suppliers, and energy generated by the solar panels.
“Solar Energy has seen an exponential growth in the last three years, and every year the consumption is higher. In 2017 there was a photovoltaic generation of 273.45 gigawatts, in 2018 1,365,000 gigawatts, that is 340.50 percent more, ” he said.
“The solar panels installation prices have been constantly changing too; the installation of equipment used to cost 6 thousand pesos, and today, they are quoted at 3 thousand pesos.
Aguayo Puuc clarified that for a person to be able to place photovoltaic cells in their home and be profitable, they must consume around 2,500 pesos bimonthly, and install approximately six solar cells. And he concluded that commercial establishments are currently the main market for this technology, however, equipments are being installed in more and more households too.
The Yucatan Times Newsroom