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Renewable energy research progress in Mexico: A review

Abstract: 
According to the General Law for Climate Change, the country of Mexico has aimed to generate 35% of its energy needs from renewable sources (solar, wind, biomass, hydropower, and geothermal) by 2024. However, the full potential of these renewable energy sources has not been fully explored or exploited. Hydropower is being utilized the most in Mexico so far, followed by geothermal power capacity. Wind and biomass energy also have high potentials, and there has recently been an increase in research and publications focusing on these two sectors. Though Mexico has the ninth largest crude oil reserves in the world, the country’s dedication to renewable energy sources, and the wide array of options available, sheds a positive light on the possibility of reaching their 2024 goal.
Author: 
Gibrán S.Alemán Nava; Victor H. Casiano-Flores; Diana L.Cárdenas-Chávez; Rocío Díaz-Chavez; Nicolae Scarlat; Jürgen Mahlknecht; Jean-Francois Dallemand; Roberto Parra
Institution: 
Elsevier
Year: 
2017
Input By: 
Kathleen Schwind
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Industry Focus: 
Energy
Country: 
Mexico
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