Central Bank of Brazil wants to buy power through solar leasing
Brazil’s biggest lender has launched three tenders to select solar facilities to supply it with power through leasing. The central bank expects to buy around 4 GWh of electricity per year for the Federal District and another 2 GWh in the states of Goiás and Pará.
Sep 9, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Tariffs, South america, Brazil, ANEEL, Central Bank, Banco do Brasil SA
High power prices, falling PV costs and new regulations behind Brazil’s solar carnival
The nation’s thriving distributed generation market is flying, as was evident at last week’s Intersolar South America trade show. The sector seems unconcerned by mooted changes to net metering incentives in the new year and when even an environmental non-believer like President Bolsonaro is on side, it is difficult to be pessimistic.
Sep 8, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Inverters, Solar, USA, Sungrow, Canadian Solar, China, South america, Latin america, Europe, Brazil, Asia, Fronius, Greener, North America, Intersolar South America, Solar Promotion, Florian Wessendorf, utility scale solar, Marcelo Sousa, Ada Li, Thais Zampieri Bitancourt, Julian Rau, Trina, Álvaro García Maltrás, Apollo Chai, Rodolfo Meyer, Portal Solar, Marcio Takata, Lucas Troia
Powertis cements Brazil position with 765MW PV portfolio
Powertis is to develop four projects in total across Minas Gerais and São Paulo. The most significant project, which is anticipated to have a capacity of 495MW, will be joined by three separate 90MW projects.
Sep 5, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, South america, Brazil, Powertis, São Paulo, Pablo Otín
Industry: Seizing LatAm solar potential requires busting myths
Fully tapping into Latin America’s bullish solar market will require challenging preconceptions around a region that is more stable than is sometimes assumed, local operators have told PV Tech.
Aug 29, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Policy, Amazon, South america, Latin america, Brazil, jair bolsonaro, Mexico, North America, Absolar, latam, bolsonaro, Rodrigo Sauaia, AMLO
Brazil’s faltering manufacturing ambition
A binational integrated solar industry project, announced just over a year ago, aims to build a vertically integrated solar manufacturing industry along the border between Brazil and Paraguay. But the project is now on hold pending an update and reassessment by its new managers.
Aug 26, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Inverters, Canadian Solar, JA Solar, South america, JinkoSolar, Brazil, Paraguay, Green Silicon, Maycon Vendrame, José Alberto Alderete, Marcos Kurata, Adalberto Maluf, Absolar, Abinee, BYD
Atlas switches on second Brazilian solar project
Atlas Renewable Energy has switched on its second PV plant in Brazil, the 156MWp Juazeiro Solar Plant in the northeastern state of Bahia.
Aug 21, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Canadian Solar, PV plants, South america, Latin america, Brazil, Atlas Renewable Energy, Juazeiro Solar Plant, Jinko, GCL
Distributed generation growing in Latin America
In the early years of the 21st century, distributed generation systems in Latin America were mainly installed off-grid in remote rural areas, writes Maria Chea, solar analyst at IHS Markit. As the El Niño phenomenon and high oil prices continued to exacerbate high electricity prices and power shortages, governments began to turn their attention to distributed generation, including PV systems, to assuage strains on their national grid networks.
Aug 21, 2019 // Opinions, South america, Latin america, Brazil, Mexico, Dominican Republic, North America
Atlas sells 550GWh of solar to Engie Energía in Chile
Atlas Renewable Energy has landed a long-term PPA agreement with utility Engie Energía, which will help support the development of a 230MW-plus solar farm in Chile.
Aug 16, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, PPA, Chile, PV plant, Brazil, Mexico, Atlas Renewable Energy, Engie Energía, Sol del Desierto, Uruguay
PV system prices fell 8.9% in Brazil in the first six months of the year
The cumulative capacity of 5 MW-or-smaller solar systems has reached 958 MW in Brazil, according to consultancy Greener. Around a third of that capacity was installed in the first half of this year, with projects relying on half-cell and PERC modules making up the largest share.
Aug 12, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Inverters, South america, Brazil, Greener, PV system prices, PERC modules, Polycrystalline modules, ANEEL
Argentina allocates 96.7 MW of PV in ‘mini’ auction
Of the 38 new renewable energy projects that have been awarded, 13 are PV plants, representing 96.75 MW of capacity. The average price for solar was $57.58/MWh, and the minimum was $54.22/MWh.
Aug 7, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Tariffs, Portugal, PV plants, Argentina, cammesa, Brazil, installations, auction
Intersolar SA: where bifacial and trackers collide
The industrial development of the bifacial solar module over the last few years represents one of the most significant events in the world of photovoltaic systems. Today, this technology constitutes one of the most promising trends in the global solar market. During Intersolar South America, Convert will present its bi-facial tracker, an innovative solution to gain more solar energy from the panels.
Aug 7, 2019 // Technology, Manufacturing News, USA, PV plant, pv modules, Brazil, Bifacial PV, Intersolar SA, photovoltaic systems, Convert, trackers
Bolsonaro clears Brazilian solar scheme at floating plant launch
Jair Bolsonaro has given the green light to a new solar scheme in Brazil’s northeast, marking its launch as he attended the opening of a separate floating project.
Aug 6, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Grids, Floating PV, floating PV, South america, Latin america, Brazil, solar water pump, jair bolsonaro, Bento Albuquerque, Gustavo Canuto, Chesf, floating plant
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