Located in the Viesca region of Coahuila, Mexico, Villanueva is a 754MW solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant developed by Enel Green Power Mexico (EGPM), a subsidiary of Enel. EGPM developed the project as a model of innovative and sustainable work-site.


Estimated to cost $650m, Villanueva Solar Park is the biggest PV facility in the Americas. It was developed in two phases. Phase one has a capacity of 427 MW whereas phase two has a capacity of 327 MW.

Commercial operations of the plant commenced in March 2018 making it the first solar power project to be operational since the introduction of energy reforms in Mexico. Villanueva Solar Park was fully operational by the second half of 2018.

It is anticipated to generate more than 1.7TWh of electricity a year, which will be sufficient to serve more than 1.3 million households in Mexico. Further, it is estimated to offset more than 783,638t of carbon dioxide emissions from the atmosphere. 

According to nsenergybusiness.com