In 2014 the newly constructed U.S. Consulate General in Monterrey, Mexico began consuming power produced from 1,080 solar panels, rated at 237 kilowatt, mounted on the roof of the parking garage. The installation is estimated to produce 310 megawatt-hours annually; enough to power 27 average homes. 

Employees and visitors are advised of the system’s components and production capacity through a display located in the Embassy lobby. Scrolling screen shots include descriptions of the system installed, total production of the system, annual and daily production, the amount of carbon offset from the installation, and the current weather information.