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.
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.
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.
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.
Development bank duo go halves as they award US$200m in green loans to pipeline by Sempra Energy’s subsidiary, featuring four projects in Sonora, Aguascalientes and Baja California.
Inelsa’s work to deploy 150MW project would deliver major installed PV capacity boost to Central American republic, home only to estimated 165MW last year.
Developer inks two 15-year PPAs with store chains CCK and El Puerto de Liverpool for US$160 million project near US border, set to come online in H2 2020.
Andrés Manuel López Obrador government will only hold renewable tender it cancelled in February if state-run utility CFE is given time to grow, official says at event.
Government confirms MoU negotiations are underway for foreign firm to develop project in country’s west, with substation already built and available.
Asset manager MPC Capital takes over PPA-backed project, set to cost US$7.5m and enter construction in Q4 2019.
Newly operational Bluemex Power 1 Solar required US$110 million in investment and is one of two EDF Mexican projects to bag auction support.
Spain’s EPR Solar and Israeli investors to back installation northeast of capital Managua, with plans to deliver a first 50MW batch.
Government signs off on construction of US$110m project by Natural Energy World Corporation, paving way for marked PV boost in Caribbean nation.
Actis’ Atlas connects 129MW Guajiro in central state of Hidalgo while JinkoSolar marks commercial launch of 18MW Yucatan installation.
Development money will bankroll US$415m-plus Solar City scheme, meant to install 350MW worth of PV car parks, heaters and distributed generation.