LONGi Solar Announces Project, Module Contracts Worth 313 MW

China’s leading solar technology company LONGi solar has announced solar project involvements worth a combined 313 MW in Mexico and Chile.

LONGi Solar 313 MW

China’s leading solar technology company LONGi solar has announced solar project involvements worth a combined 313 MW in Mexico and Chile. The first is the groups’ involvement in the Pachamama photovoltaic power plant, located in the state of Aguascalientes in central Mexico. Invested by French solar energy firm Neoen, the plant has a total installed capacity of 375 MW, of which 191 MW is deployed by LONGi. The plant was completed and handed over to Neoen in January 2020. 

The Pachamamar plant is currently the largest new energy project in the Americas undertaken by PowerChina HuaDong Engineering Corporation as the EPC of the project. The deployment of LONGi’s 191 MW monocrystalline modules is recognition of the performance and reliability of LONGi’s products in Mexico. The project is also an important breakthrough in Mexico by PowerChina and LONGi, and a milestone in the development of renewable energy in Latin America.

The second is a contract with Atlas Renewable Energy to supply 122 MW of Hi-MO4 bifacial modules for one of its projects in Chile.

Patrick Valentin, Head of Strategic Sourcing at Atlas Renewable Energy, said “we are pleased to select LONGi as one of our project partners. Implementing LONGi’s state-of-the-art technology in bifacials is a further representation of Atlas Renewable Energy’s strong commitment to technology innovations. It also aligns well with our mindset of partnering with great companies in the PV industry that are bringing the technologies of the future. We aim to always provide the most competitive solutions for our projects and clients in order to fulfill our mission to deliver reliable and cost-efficient clean energy to Latin America.”

LONGi has reported that the company has, to date, the world’s largest shipment of bifacial modules in the PV industry with cumulative shipments over 3 GW as of 2019.

“This is a great step forward for LONGi as we develop the solar market in Latin America. With this strategic partnership, LONGi and Atlas Renewable Energy are confident to deliver high-performance PV products and contribute to the energy transformation in Latin America,” Richard For, Vice President of LONGi Solar, said.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.