solar troughsThe Mexican government has opened new venues for energy not involved with oil, placing greater importance on the development of renewables. By 2005, the government had already approved 50 renewable energy projects, that were completed by 2007 and supplying 1,400 MW of energy.

They currently sell geothermal power produced in Mexico to Los Angeles and Belize — with a Guatemala deal in the works.


Aside from exporting, renewable energy manufacturing is also big. There is a photovoltaic module manufacturing plant, a Sanyo solar manufacturing plant, two wind turbine blade manufacturing plants, as well as a German thin-film solar cells manufacturing plant.  

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