More Latin America Solar News

Mexico Had More Than 54 GW of Electric Generating Capacity in 2014


Power generation is growing in Mexico with more than three-quarters of the nation’s electricity and capacity coming from fossil fuels, according to a report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Sept. 21.

SunEdison announces new president of Europe, Africa And Latin America


SunEdison Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), a provider of solar energy services, appointed Jose Perez as president of SunEdison Europe, Africa and Latin America; replacing Pancho Perez.

ReneSola provides PV modules to Mexico glass manufacturing facility


ReneSola Ltd (ReneSola) (NYSE: SOL), a provider of solar photovoltaic (PV) products and technology, will work with Solar Power Systems of Mexico, a solar integrator providing PV system solutions to implement a 192KW project for glass manufacturer Vidrio Formas in Lerma, Edo, Mexico.

Canadian Solar supplies modules for solar power project in Mexico


Canadian Solar Inc. announced today it is supplying 8.7 MW of solar modules to EOSOL Mexico for a solar power project in Durango, Mexico.

Power purchase agreement approved for First Solar power plant


First Solar Inc. has power purchase agreement approved for 50 MW Macho Springs solar power project.

Solar power projects in Chile approved


Chile’s environmental evaluation service has approved solar power projects valued at $498 million with a total generating capacity of 130 MW.

Plans for solar manufacturing facility in Brazil gains $5mn boost


Kyocera Solar do Brasil is planning to invest $5 million in a solar equipment manufacturing facility in Brazil.

Two solar projects in Peru gain investors


Conduit Capital Partners LLC and CAF announced that they have invested in the Tacna and Panamericana solar projects in southern Peru, and that the Tacna project has entered into operation.

Peru begins operations at first solar power plant


A 20 MW solar power plant was inaugurated in Peru.

Investments in clean energy down in third quarter, may hit 8-year low


Global investment in clean energy totaled $56.6 billion in the third quarter of 2012, down 5 percent from the previous quarter and 20 percent lower than 3Q 2011.

New solar projects coming to U.S., Puerto Rico and Peru


The T-Solar Group is developing 99 MW of solar power in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Peru.

Puerto Rico solar power plant completed, inaugurated


Ilumina, the largest photovoltaic plant in operation in Puerto Rico, has been officially inaugurated by Governor Luis Guillermo Fortuño Burse.

Brazil to invest $132bn in renewables and transmission expansions


The Brazilian government said it will invest 269 billion reals ($132.2 billion) in the power generation and transmission sectors over the next 10 years.

Renewable energy company seeks funds for wind, solar projects


Acciona is requesting a $90 million unsecured corporate loan from the Inter-Developmental Bank for projects in Chile, Costa Rica and Mexico.

Financing signed for wind and solar projects


Mainstream Renewable Power of Ireland signed a $78.4 million credit facility with Macquarie to finance wind and solar projects in four countries, including Chile and Canada.

Large-scale solar project planned for Chile


Martifer Solar signed a strategic agreement to build a large-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) project in Chile with Ingenostrum.

Solar panel factory planned for Argentina


Germany-based Schmid Group is planning to build a solar panel factory in Argentina’s San Juan province.

AES Solar to begin operations at solar power plant in Puerto Rico


AES Solar, a joint venture between AES and Riverstone Holdings, said it expects to begin commercial operations at the 24 MW Ilumina solar power project in Puerto Rico.

Companies to provide renewable energy consulting in South America


AWS Truepower and Aires Renewables have formed a partnership to provide renewable energy consulting services in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay.

Report examines solar potential in Brazil


Empresa de Pesquisa Energetica, the research institute of Brazil’s Ministry of Mines and Energy, has released a 60 page report on the competiveness and feasibility of creating a solar industry in Brazil.