JinkoSolar has selected Solarcentury to develop two ground mount solar projects in Mexico with a combined capacity of 170MW.

JinkoSolar won power purchase agreements (PPAs) for both the projects, the 100MW AC Viborillas scheme in Jalisco state and the 70MW AC Cuncunul development in Yucatan state, in the recent Mexican auction.

The auction involved 227 offers and 69 bidders, with only 17 projects awarded.

Solarcentury will develop both sites and JinkoSolar’s energy division will be the investor and owner.

JinkoSolar Latin America energy business managing director Asier Aya said: "Solarcentury has considerable experience of developing and delivering large-scale projects around the world, so the company was an ideal partner for us.

"As project developer for both these sites, we can benefit from Solarcentury’s project management and technical experience, to ensure the sites are delivered on time and budget. It is clear that Solarcentury is becoming a key player in the Latin American solar market."

Solarcentury plans to participate in the second energy auction in Mexico, which is due to take place in September. The company has over twenty years of experience in field of solar industry.

Solarcentury chief strategy officer Peter Sermon said: "These project wins continue our growing momentum in the Latin American solar market, following the large-scale ground mount project we officially opened in Panama in February and our growing pipeline of opportunities in Chile helped by our balance sheet and strong cash position which make us an attractive partner."