Mexico’s entire energy demand could be met if it was able to harness a mere 4 per cent of its potential to generate electricity from the sun. This is according to Carlota de las Mercedes Cagigas Castello of the Energy Secretariat.

The government official said that her country has the potential to produce an estimated 6500 TWh from solar energy resources.

She also said a law aimed at promoting the better use of renewable energy and the financing of transitional energy resources aims “to raise the share of non-fossil sources to 35 per cent of the country’s total electricity production by 2026”.

To achieve this target, Mexico would have to add 20,000 MW of capacity.

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