South america

Chile, Argentina Seek Green Energy Boom
Discover how Chile and Argentina are increasing their renewable energy sources, including solar-battery storage hybrid plants, 2.5GW of renewable energy projects, and 215MW of small-scale renewables. Find out their ambitious goals and learn more about renewable energy in the region.
Sep 26, 2023 // Plants, Markets & Finance News, Storage, Chile, Argentina, South america
Elera Supplies 120 MWp to Rio Utility
Elera Renovaveis ​will provide 120 MWp of solar power to Rio de Janeiro's water and sewerage utility from the Janauba PV complex. With reliable technical, operational and maintenance services, the project will meet the energy needs of 1 million inhabitants.
Sep 25, 2023 // Markets & Finance News, South america, Brazil, Elera
Soltec to Fuel 13,600 Brazilian Homes with 182 MW Solar Trackers
Soltec Power Holdings SA, a Spanish solar energy specialist, has announced a deal to supply 2,816 solar trackers for 4 solar parks in Brazil. The parks will generate clean electricity for 13,600 households. Delivery starts July 2021.
Sep 15, 2023 // Markets & Finance News, South america, Brazil, Soltec, Solar Tracker
Brazil Reaches 34 GW of Solar Capacity
Discover how Brazil has experienced rapid solar growth since 2018, driving record-low prices and the launch of Aneel's first renewable energy auction with only solar projects.
Sep 15, 2023 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, South america, Brazil
TrinaTracker Powers Up: 2.5GW Brazil Plant Opens
TrinaTracker, a subsidiary of Trina Solar Co., opens new smart tracker manufacturing plant in Salvador, Brazil. Plant has 2.5GW annual production capacity, 10GW global capacity, and aims to double tracker sales in Brazil by 2023. Local teams formed to improve delivery and on-site service in Latin America.
Sep 4, 2023 // Plants, South america, Brazil, trinatracker
Soltec Powers Brazil Solar with 412 MW Order
Soltec Power Holdings SA and CET Brazil collaborate to deliver 6,394 SFOne trackers and 741,704 solar modules to a 412-MW photovoltaic project in Minas Gerais, Brazil. SFOne trackers minimise visual impact and maximise energy efficiency. Soltec and CET Brazil look to build a successful partnership.
Aug 31, 2023 // Manufacturing News, Plants, South america, Brazil, Soltec Powers
Enel Delivers First Power from 132.2-MW Colombian Solar Farm
Enel Colombia's 132.2 MW solar farm in Fundación, Colombia, is now delivering energy to the grid. With 244,800 solar panels spread across 237 hectares, this USD 109 million project was awarded a 2023-2037 power purchase agreement in Colombia's October 2021 renewable energy auction.
Aug 25, 2023 // Plants, Enel, South america, Colombia, PV Power Plant
Celesc Builds 5 MW Solar Parks in Brazil
Celesc announces solar farm construction in South Santa Catarina, investing BRL 22 million in three solar farms with a combined capacity of 5 MW. Medium-sized consumers will benefit from the energy generated and credited to their bills.
Aug 25, 2023 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, South america, Brazil, Solar Park, Celesc
Norsk Solar Lights Up First Brazil Solar Site
Norsk Solar has launched the first of six 18MW solar plants in Brazil, with the remaining five to be completed in the next month. This is the first IPP project for Norsk Solar, a 25-year PPA with Órigo Energia, and is located in the state of Minas Gerais.
Aug 15, 2023 // Plants, South america, Brazil, PV Power Plant, Norsk Solar
Uruguay: Clean Energy Hub with Green Hydrogen Projects
Uruguay is capitalizing on its renewable energy infrastructure to become a regional leader in green hydrogen. Investors are developing 7 green hydrogen projects, including a $4 billion synthetic gasoline plant. Uruguay's $8B investment in renewable power infrastructure is powering its growth in the renewable energy sector.
Aug 3, 2023 // Markets & Finance News, South america, Uruguay
Pacific Hydro Launches 293-MWp Solar Farm in Chile
Pacific Hydro is investing USD 260 million in its first solar farm in Chile, the 293-MWp Desierto de Atacama solar park project. With the expansion, it will generate 784 GWh of electricity, enough to power 310,000 homes. This project is part of Chile's 'National Energy Strategy 2050' for a 70% clean energy mix by 2050.
Jul 25, 2023 // Plants, Chile, South america, solar farm, Pacific Hydro
Leveraging Wind, Solar, Batteries for Chile's Energy Needs
EDP Renovaveis SA awarded public tender to develop 323 MW solar-wind hybrid project in Chile, including batteries for energy storage. EDPR to operate the project for over 40 years, delivering environmental, social and economic benefit to the region. 500 MW of renewable energy projects across South American nation.
Jul 21, 2023 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Chile, South america, hybrid project, EDP Renovaveis SA
CITIC Invests $519m in 600 MWp Solar Park in Brazil
CITIC Group Corp will invest BRL 2.5 billion to develop a solar project with a capacity exceeding 600 MWp in Brazil, creating 400-500 jobs and supporting the "Minha Casa, Minha Vida" housing programme.
Jun 19, 2023 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, South america, Brazil, PV Power Plant, CITIC Group Corp
Big Investors Bet on Chilean Solar: ESG's Stable Prices
Chile's energy regulator and grid operator have criticized incentives for small plants, but lenders welcomed BlackRock's April deal for its competitive return on equity and low risk in a ESG-focused market.
Jun 15, 2023 // Plants, Markets & Finance News, BlackRock, Chile, South america, PV Power Plant
AES Andes acquires 146-MWp solar park in Chile from EDF EN, Marubeni
AES Andes has acquired the 146-MWp Bolero solar park from a 50/50 partnership between EDF EN Chile Holding SpA and also Marubeni Corp (TYO:8002).
Jun 8, 2023 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Chile, South america, Solar Park, AES Andes