The objective is to set joint actions that encourage the development of photovoltaic solar energy in Mexico and Chile.
Santiago de Chile, Chile, April 24th 2019. The Mexican Solar Energy Association (Asolmex, due to its acronym in Spanish) and the Chilean Solar Energy Association (Acesol, due to its acronym in Spanish) signed a collaboration agreement for supporting and encouraging the development of solar energy in both countries.
The signing of this agreement was held during the Third Meeting of Latin American Solar Industry, that aims to promote: the integration of Mexican and Chilean businesses to the chain value of energy industry in the two countries; strategic alliances between businesses and institutions; the environmental care through programs that promote the reduction of greenhouse gases, and strategies that help to integrate trained human resources to the renewable energies sector, specially the solar one.
During the event, the Minister of Energy of Chile, Susana Jiménez, said that “our country is taking very seriously the commitment for clean energies; in fact, we have embarked the path towards decarbonization and we want to be a leader in the region”. And she added, “we are very optimistic for the agreements that will be reached during the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP 25, that this year we have the honor to host”.
The president of Acesol, Gabriel Neumeyer, said that “Chile in becoming a solar country, so it has many commitments to achieve a cleaner, renewable and sustainable energy matrix”. And he said that “currently the country has almost 2,400 MW of installed capacity, that represents a growth of over 50% in just one year”.
For its part, the executive secretary of Asolmex, Israel Hurtado, said that “this collaboration agreement aims to encourage the development of the solar industry between Mexico and Chile”. “Solar energy in Mexico has experienced an unprecedented growth in the last years and we trust this trend will keep. Currently we have more than 3,638 MW of installed capacity, that have allowed direct investments for more than 8 billion dollars and more than 56 thousand jobs created in all the value chain”.
Finally, Hurtado said that Mexico and Chile, besides being sibling countries, count with a vast solar resource, so this alliance will help to share technical knowledge on this topic and to bring solar investments between both countries.
About Asolmex – Integrated by more than 115 associated, Asolmex is a forum of analysis, proposals and diffusion of topics regarding the solar energy industry. The Association gathers operators, investors, providers and developers of large-scale photovoltaic solar power plants and distributed generation, representing their interests before the dependencies and entities of Public Sector, Associations, Chambers, and national and international Private Organisms, promoting the development of the industry.
About Acesol – It groups Chilean and foreign businesses, producers, installers, distributors, consultants, technical professionals who are dedicated to the integral execution of solar projects, from its design to its maintenance. Likewise, suppliers of the industry dedicated to this topic and companies that promote sustainability.
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