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.
Chairman Guinand says new funding evidences firm's "long-term commitment and confidence" in the Caribbean island, whose grid was decimated by Hurricane Maria in 2017.
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.
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.
‘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.
Madrid-based developer says Latin American market is already ‘mature’ as it clears planning hurdle for utility-scale trio, set for development in central Mexico.
Investment bank joins EIB as they co-sponsor 436MW portfolio in European country and also backs CVE’s 110MW distributed generation pipeline in South American state.
Chile and Colombia steer coordinated push by 10 countries to reach an average 70% green energy share by 2030, setting the scene for the rise of a 312GW renewable fleet over the next decade.
Extending deadlines for auction-backed projects would help developers struggling to line up financing after months of political swings and economic adversity, says trade body CADER
Controversial Brazilian president vetoes bill containing dispensation for PV cells as appetite mounts among foreign solar manufacturers to supply market undergoing solar transformation.
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.