Baja California government presented the program “Solarízate”, which will provide photovoltaic panels to 150 companies in Mexicali to take advantage of the electricity generation from renewable resources.
The program will have federal and state resources for 7.2 MD, according to data from the entity.
Alfredo Babun Villarreal, Economic Development sub secretary, said the program will generate saving opportunities for companies that consume up to $10,000 MXN of electricity. The program consists of a subsidy to purchase photovoltaic equipment with capacity of 2 kW and a value of $91,657 MXN, which can reduce energy costs by up to 40%.
The financial support will be of $48,000 MXN with funds from the Federal Government through the National Institute of Entrepreneurship and the State Government, through SEDECO. This amount will be added to company’s co-inversion of $43.657 MXN.
This cost could be covered through a financing given from SEDECO as part of the “Emprende” program, which provides a preferential interest rate of 6% on punctual payments with a term of 24 months.
Francisco Javier Orduño, Director of the State Energy Commission, said that a diagnosis of energy efficiency will be done, consisting on the review of facilities, of domestic and industrial electrical equipment, wiring, refrigeration equipment and others, to make improvements and equipment replacement in order to increase savings.