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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Plans by investor to develop US$450m grid-connected plant mark latest move of a series by international firms plotting solar megaprojects in high-irradiation region of Antofagasta.
Deal touted as "largest solar contract" ever signed in Brazil will support development of 330MW PV plant in southeast of country, set to power miner's nickel and iron operations.
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.
Green regulator SEA to consider projects of 317MW and 181MW in high-irradiation desert, joining Enel's growing series of large bifacial ventures in Latin America.
If approved, US$788 million Inti Pacha project will join a cluster of other PV projects taking advantage of Atacama's hyperarid climate.
Government gives go-ahead to Continua-Trina Solar for 160MW of new capacity, adding to the partnership's earlier 300MW, as the market witnesses arrival of new energy minister.
Spanish renewables firm estimates that construction of 250MW plants will require investment of US$532 million.
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.
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.