Mexico

  • Mexico: 400 Installers Certified under New Labour Competency Standards

    Mexico: 400 Installers Certified under New Labour Competency Standards

    The new labour standards for solar thermal technology installers approved in Mexico in 2014 seem to have borne fruit. According to Daniel García, President of the renewable energy industry association FAMERAC, some 400 installers have so far been certified for the installation of...
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  • Applications of UNEP’s Strategy: Engaging Local Bank for Lending (2014)

    During an event organized earlier this year by IRENA, the International Renewable Energy Agency,   Myriem Touhami, Program Manager, at the Energy Unit of UNEP's Division of Technology, Industry and Economic, presented the applications of UNEP’s strategy to engage local bank for...

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  • Solar Heating and Cooling of Buildings: Status and Perspectives (2014)

    This presentation, made by Prof. Paul Kohlenbach of the Beuth University of Applied Sciences of Berlin, illustrates the status and perspectives of solar thermal heating and cooling of buildings in Germany. The presentation was made at the Mexican-German Chamber of...

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  • Mexico: Captasol to Enter Industrial Solar Drying Market

    Mexico: Captasol to Enter Industrial Solar Drying Market

    Since 2006, Captasol has been a Mexican manufacturer of solar dryers used in the agricultural sector. Now, eight years later, the solar thermal collector producer is about to offer its first solar air-heating systems to the industrial market. The company claims that its solar air-drying...
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  • Study on Good Practices for Solar Water Heating in Multifamily Housing

    This study analyses technological and social barriers against the use of solar water heating (SWH) systems and compile the best practice to select and take decisions on the design of a SWH system. Possible barriers are divided into 5 groups (hydraulic installations, entitlement to sunshine,...

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  • Mexico: ANES to Provide National Solar Market Statistics

    Mexico: ANES to Provide National Solar Market Statistics

    Since 2010, there have been no official figures on the real size of Mexico’s solar thermal market. The national solar energy association, ANES, is now carrying out an ambitious survey to show just how much solar thermal and photovoltaic capacity has been installed in the country....
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  • 38th National Week of Solar Energy, Querétaro

    The 38th National Week of Solar Energy (XXXVIII Semana Nacional de Energía Solar) will be held in conjunction with the IX Latin American Congress in Querétaro, Mexico, from 6 to 10 October 2014. The event is organized by the National Solar Energy Association (ANES). Researchers,...
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  • Mexico: Country Plans Compulsory Standard for Solar Thermal

    Mexico: Country Plans Compulsory Standard for Solar Thermal

    In November, the last ISES Solar World Congress 2013 in Cancún, Mexico, offered a diverse range of topics. With regard to solar thermal energy in Mexico, the most outstanding piece of news was the announcement of a new standard planned by the National Commission for Energy Efficiency,...

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  • COPANT: One Common Standard - Better than 31 Different Ones?

    COPANT: One Common Standard - Better than 31 Different Ones?

    To date, solar thermal energy has been a largely unregulated technology in Latin America. Most of the countries in the region are suffering from nationalised, uncoordinated and sometimes insufficient quality standards. This lack of agreement is hindering the development of a shared and...

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