central america

March 21, 2022
Solar installations in Central America must more than double this decade, before doubling again out to 2050 if the region is to be put on the lowest-cost path towards decarbonisation, a study by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has found.
March 10, 2022
German monitoring provider meteocontrol is to provide Colombian energy supplier Celsia with centralised monitoring services for all its PV plants in Colombia and Central America.
May 20, 2020
Talk in local press of two provisional suspensions brings new twist to controversy since state paralysed green energy project connections, triggering protests from EU and Canada.
May 19, 2020
Major European economies and Ottawa ask for meeting with López Obrador’s government to address concerns over new restrictions to green energy projects on COVID-19 “stability” grounds.
May 13, 2020
Blocking of green energy projects paralyses
May 5, 2020
López Obrador’s government stages latest conflict against sector after freezing solar and wind project connection, amid claims green energy hinders grid reliability in COVID-19 era.
January 23, 2020
Mexican solar said to have boomed to cumulative 5GW in 2019 despite rows with the government, while street protest-ridden Chile thought to have hit renewable target five years in advance.
January 9, 2020
López Obrador says ‘people were cheated’ as he publicly endorses plans to reopen green energy auction contracts, signed as part of his predecessor’s ‘failed’ energy reform.
December 3, 2019
Federal judge said to have paralysed move by AMLO government to extend clean energy certificates to existing hydro and nuclear plants, which critics said would ruin PV and wind project economics.
November 29, 2019
Magdalena II (220MW) in Tlaxcala State is the renewable giant’s first plant to be exclusively powered by two-sided panels, and first earmarked to sell entire output to wholesale electricity market.

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