Solar energy analysis in use and implementation in Mexico: a review

Jorge Alejandro Silva, María Antonieta Andrade

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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to analyse how solar energy is harnessed and implemented in Mexico. This paper presents a diachronic analysis of the divergent literature presented into the subject with the themes being divided substantially. Design/methodology/approach: This paper used at least five methods in the identification of the studies with the first being the use of the SCImago Institution Ranking followed by the use of Scopus for journal evaluation. SCImago was used to determine the efficiency of the journals with the Newcastle Ottawa scale allowing for the evaluation of the different case study articles presented on Mexico. The fourth tool was a 21-item STROBE checklist after which the Web of Science was used to determine the authenticity levels of the identified articles. Findings: The implementation of solar energy technologies is still novel in Mexico with private and public entities working together towards building sustainable options. In addition, it cites the divergent merits that might stem from the use of solar energy technologies. Originality/value: A myriad of articles has been presented concerning solar energy in Mexico, but no attempt has been made to synthesize the evidence and arguments made in this significant body of research. The subsequent review is original with its findings being valuable for current and future research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1333-1349
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Energy Sector Management
Issue number6
StatePublished - 13 Jun 2020


  • Global horizontal irradiation
  • Newcastle Ottawa scale
  • Photovoltaic
  • SCImago journal rank
  • Solar belt
  • Solar distillation
  • Solar energy

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