Mexico’s electricity utility CFE and Mexico City’s government have begun to install the first batch of over 35,000 solar panels on the Central de Abasto wholesale food market as part of an ambitious green initiative aiming at generating self-consumption electricity. The 400 million peso ($19.9 million) roof-top solar project will generate power for the market's common areas, units, warehouses, parking lots and offices, generating up to 27 million KWH per year. The excess electricity will be made available to other users. The market serves half a million customers daily and extends over a land equivalent to about 400 football fields. When completed, it will be the world's biggest urban solar farm.

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