December 17, 2015
Brazil’s Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) has launched a programme encouraging consumers to generate their own power from renewable energy sources, with a particular emphasis on solar.
December 16, 2015
Governor of the Brazilian state of Piaui, Wellington Dias, has met with Switzerland-based PV manufacturing equipment supplier Meyer Burger to discuss the setting up of a solar module factory in the municipality of Paulistana, Piaui, in Northeast Brazil.
December 11, 2015
Spain-based firm Soltec Energías Renovables has begun manufacturing its SF utility tracker controllers in its plant located in Bahia, Brazil, and the firm has made some design changes for the Brazilian version of the controllers.
December 8, 2015
Brazil’s Development Bank (BNDES) has raised US$100 million from three Japanese banks in order to invest in clean energy projects.
December 2, 2015
Renewable energy firm SunEdison has cancelled a US$250 million deal to buy a 16% stake in Brazil’s largest renewable energy company, Renova Energia S.A, which is the second time in two months that the developer has pulled out of deals in the Latin American region.
November 26, 2015
The Latin America region saw 181MW of utility-scale solar PV come online in Q3 2015, down 50% from the historic 363MW of installations in Q2, but still helping the market's ability to strengthen growth and move towards maturity in 2016, according to GTM Research’s ‘Latin America Q3 Playbook’.
November 25, 2015
Brazil’s energy regulator the National Electric Energy Agency (ANEEL) has approved an “historic” revision of the country’s net metering scheme for small-scale renewable energy systems, making it amongst the most forward-thinking countries in this sector, according to Rodrigo Sauaia, the director of Brazil’s solar industry association, Absolar.
November 18, 2015
Solar tracker manufacturer NEXTracker has said it is expanding its manufacturing presence in Brazil to capitalise on the expected PV project boom in the Latin American country.

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