Also in November of 2010, Enel Green Power, the Italian Ministry of the Environment and Mexican authorities developed the first thin-film solar technology project in Mexico within the framework of the COP 16 negotiations on climate change held in Cancun. A sign of public private sector cooperation towards environmental protection and renewable energy development between Mexico and Italy, Enel Green Power launched this solar power plant specifically designed to provide the venue of the Conference of the Parties included in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP16) with renewable energy. The project was implemented thanks to the support of the Italian Ministry of the Environment and SEMARNAT, the Mexican Environment Ministry. The project consisted in 903 high-tech photovoltaic panels, with an installed capacity of 130 kilowatts that will provide 220 MWh per year at the Moon Palace Hotel in Cancun, venue of the COP16 talks. The project will bring to reduce 110 tons of CO2 per year thus helping offset the environmental impact of the conference. The physical characteristics of the photovoltaic panels placed on the roof of the hotel Moon Palace Expo Center in Cancun allow to capture diffuse light and can generate power even under tough climatic conditions. To this respect, panels which are easily placed are also extremely resistant to heat and possible hurricanes. Through this project, Enel Green Power reiterates its commitment as a leading company in the development and operation of renewable energy solutions, contributing to the objectives of the COP16 in terms of technology transfer and carbon dioxide reduction, under the statutes of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol.