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Can solar panels help save Yucatán’s ‘tienditas’?

The Yucatán small-business chamber of commerce is offering independent shop owners the opportunity to purchase solar panels through a new program.

Big business in Mexico moves toward ditching dirty CFE power

Massive privately owned solar power array near Progreso, Yucatán. Photo: Courtesy Many of Mexico's biggest companies including Bimbo...

Tren Maya will use solar power under new green-energy approach

Photo: Getty Aiming to use solar power for the so-called Mayan Train, Mexico is crafting a plan to...

Everything is sunnier at a children’s shelter thanks to Bulldog Solar

Their faces filtered to protect their privacy, youngsters at Fundación Emanuel de Mérida A.C., a children’s shelter, are entertained by crew...

Clean energy in Mexico on hold in favor of old-school power...

Wind turbines destined for an energy park in Yucatán are hauled by a ship in Progreso. 2017 file photo.

After months of resistance, Yucatan wind park moves ahead

The new wind farm at Dzilam de Bravo on the Yucatan coast. Photo: Getty A US$130 million wind...

Indigenous groups halt solar projects, but contractors persist

Yucatan state officials in 2019 cut the ribbon on a solar farm in San Ignacio. Indigenous residents of...

High power bills force towns in Yucatan to give solar energy...

Faced with huge electric bills, municipalities across Yucatan are going solar. The savings have been immediate.

Corner stores, endangered by CFE bills, to get solar panels

Tienditas in Merida are always looking for ways to stay afloat. Photo: File Merida, Yucatan — Dozens of...

Solar panels are hot in Merida

The Merida English Library installed solar panels in 2017. Photo: MEL Clean energy consumption is advancing by leaps...

Solar farm powers 30,000 homes in Yucatan

Thousands of solar panels aim toward the sky in San Ignacio, Yucatan. Photo: Courtesy Progreso, Yucatan — A...

Tariff on solar panels removed by federal court

A federal court has ruled that the 15 percent tariff on solar panel imports must be removed.

Death threats alleged by opponents of Muna solar energy park

Members of the indigenous community in San José Tipceh say they are being threatened with death and violence by proponents of a giant solar-energy operation.

Villagers delay construction of solar park in Ticul

Upset about deforestation of their lands, residents have managed to force state officials to delay a huge solar-energy park.

In a few years, solar panels rise quickly in popularity

Just three years ago it was fairly rare to find residential houses or businesses with solar panels, but today over 1,000 residences in Mérida have employed this rooftop technology.

Solar panels earn homeowners tax relief

Solar panels and green roofs have earned 235 homeowners property tax relief between 23 and 35 percent this year.

Botanas La Lupita factory: Totally solar

Snack factory La Lupita is generating 100 percent of its electricity from its own solar power plant, the largest of its kind in southeast Mexico.