Mexico Sonora State and Heliotrop sign an agreement for Proyecto 1024 Soles
Paris, 21 June 2013. Heliotrop has signed today a Memorandum of Understanding with Mexico Sonora State for a project called ‘Proyecto 1024 SOLES’.
The signature meeting was hosted at the French Ministère des Affaires Étrangères, under the Presidence of Mr Guillermo Padres, Governor of Sonora State and Mr Emmanuel Ly-Batallan, Ministère des Affaires Etrangères, and with the presence of key stakeholders of Proyecto 1024 SOLES, including laboratories, Independent Power Producers and international lenders. The MOU was signed by Moises Gomez Reyna (Secretary of Economy – Sonora State Government) and Paul Bellavoine (Heliotrop), under the witness of Guillermo Padres Elias (Sonora State Governor).
The State of Sonora is located in the Northern part of Mexico and considered to be one of the sunniest areas worldwide, making it a privileged location for the development of solar energy utility projects. HELIOTROP 1024-sun CPV technology is particularly adapted to such an environment, with little sensitivity to temperature and very high efficiency, over 30% of the sun direct irradiation being converted into electricity.
Project 1024 SOLES aims to achieve an electricity cost below 6c$/kWh at a turnkey price of 1USD/Wp by 2020 and to create a complete, sustainable and international value chain. Proyecto 1024 Soles is the next step towards this target after the FASEP 30-kW demonstration and strategic analysis, which was started in October 2012. Proyecto 1024 Soles also include strategic agreements on a utility-scale pilot plant, collaboration on Education and on Research and Development.
Such a project is consistent with the Sonora State Development Plan, which includes as a strategic objective the advancement of clean technologies for the economic development of the State.
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