Portuguese firm Martifer Solar is set to construct a 30MW photovoltaic plant for Gauss Energía in La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico.

The proposed photovoltaic plant will employ around 132,000 modules that are installed on single-axis trackers. It is anticipated to have a production capacity of 82GWh per year, reducing 60,000 tons of CO2 emissions annually.

Comisión Federal de Electricidad will purchase the electricity generated at the plant, under a 20-year power purchase agreement.

This project will be funded by local development bank Nafin, by International Finance Corporation and Corporación Aura Solar.

Commenting on the development, Martifer Solar Mexico Country manager Álvaro del Río García said that the proposed plant will strengthen the company’s position in the Mexican photovoltaic market.

Gauss Energía CEO Hector Olea said, "Martifer Solar’s experience and worldwide track-record were decisive during the analysis of the different proposals made by the main companies in the sector.

"Due to its dimension, this project in Mexico will open the way for the development of the photovoltaic sector in the country, where, to date, were installed 13 MW of PV projects."

The construction of the solar park will be completed in August 2013.