south america

March 15, 2021
Powertis has started construction work on two PV plants in Brazil that each have a capacity of 112.5MWp and are the Spanish developer’s first solar plants in the South American country.
December 22, 2020
Independent power producer (IPP) Sonnedix has continued its solar ramp-up in Chile with the acquisition of a 150MWp PV project from local developer RTB Energy.
November 11, 2020
The government of Colombia has announced plans to hold a renewable energy auction in the first quarter of 2021 that it says could represent an investment of more than US$6 billion in the country.
October 14, 2020
Risen Energy has landed a 1.5GW bifacial module supply deal with an unnamed, yet “well-known” independent power producer.
August 21, 2020
First Solar has claimed its 141MW Luz del Norte solar project is the “world’s first” utility-scale solar facility licensed to provide ancillary grid services commercially.
June 11, 2020
President signs decree setting out use of green debentures to unlock multi-gigawatt boost to renewables, stung by auction postponements brought about by COVID-19.
June 1, 2020
Bogotá will exceptionally allow privately-run locations to import solar and wind components, in a bid to speed up deployment of green energy tender contract holders of 2019.
May 21, 2020
Firm breaks ground on 60.9MW PV array set to join pre-existing 90MW wind section in Atacama Desert, with work protocols rolled out to guarantee the safety of 200-plus workers.
April 21, 2020
Firm says green energy ‘mission’ will steer actions at time of COVID-19 uncertainty, as shareholders back US$500m raise to fund US$1.8bn plan to deploy solar and wind in Chile and Colombia.
April 16, 2020
New figures from regulator UPME show nearly 70% of all energy projects currently proposed are solar, setting the scene for growth spurt in the country using auctions to catch up on the renewable front.

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