Bolsonaro government postpones renewables-only tender (A-4) and auction also open to conventional sources (A-6), putting at least nearly 30GW of solar bids in the air.
Group notes outbreak could see construction contracts postponed but insists it can reach 1GW-by-2020 installed capacity target, amid PV work in Brazil, Portugal, France and others.
Contract to equip Solatio’s utility-scale and rooftop PV projects marks the latest such agreement in Brazil, increasingly targeted by Chinese manufacturers.
Chile and Colombia targeted for major buildout of PV and wind, Atlas issues US$253m green bond for Chilean projects, Voltalia’s largest PV project to supply resin group.
Solar firms offer 28GW pipeline of total 51GW put forward for 28 May 2020 tender, scheduled after year when PV drew global eyes with US$17.5/MWh average tariffs.
São Gonçalo PV project is being billed as South America's largest and has a 133MW extension underway. Meanwhile, EDPR secures PPA for 66MW plant in Paraiba.
‘Forget [regulator] Aneel … the tax will be ZERO’, controversial president tells social media users as he acts to block grid fee for net-metered installations in latest PV-friendly move.
The Canadian firm is looking for local development partners and corporate offtakers to kickstart operations in the Latin American country.
José Rojo continues PV Tech’s end-of-year review with a look back at Q3 2019 highlights, from solar trade spats to Portugal’s head-turning tender, Tesla’s court woes and a solar-plus-storage bonanza.
Liam Stoker continues PV Tech’s look back at the most impactful stories of 2019, this time looking at April – June.
Controversial Brazilian president vetoes bill containing dispensation for PV cells as appetite mounts among foreign solar manufacturers to supply market undergoing solar transformation.
BNEF: Slide in China, Brazil and India drags global annual clean energy investment volumes from US$169bn to US$133bn, while coal power generation soars to new heights.
‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member, Canadian Solar is targeting to achieve over 15GW of PV module manufacturing capacity in 2020, while relying on China-based merchant solar cell producers.
Two-sided panels and support to distributors will help keep up with low-priced rivals and hit 500MW-600MW in module sales to Brazil next year, A-rated firm tells PV Tech at meeting in China.
Solar players reap combined 530MW in contracts of 2.9GW awarded to wind, hydro and thermal plants, with average PV prices the lowest at around US$20.5/MWh.