By Juan Cole, Informed Comment, May 5. 2018
Mexico wants to produce 43% of its electricity from renewables by 2024, in only 6 years. It has 58 new power plants planned, the majority of them solar and the rest wind. Toward that end, in December it opened the Vilanueva solar farm in the desert, with 2.3 million solar panels, generating enough just to power 1.3 million homes. It is the largest solar project in the Western hemisphere.