Ecopetrol unveils 26-MWp self-supply solar farm in Colombia
of the plant Ecoparque Solar Brisas was granted to utility firm AES Colombia, which will also supply its production output to Ecopetrol under a 15-year
Jan 30, 2023 // Plants, South america, Colombia, PV Power Plant, EcoPetrol
Building a successful renewables auction in Colombia
down on Friday in downtown Bogotá to talk to renewable energy association SER Colombia about the nation’s first clean energy auction. The interview with
Sep 3, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Opinions, Rooftop PV, rooftop PV, Eckhart Gouras, Carolina Obando, SER Colombia, Maria Fernanda Suárez
Colombia backs PV plant as president touts clean energy shift at UN summit
of the largest solar projects to date in Colombia has cleared a key planning hurdle as president Iván Duque promised clean energy leadership at this
Sep 25, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Canadian Solar, pv power plants, pv modules, South america, auctions, policy and regulation, tenders, Colombia, Iván Duque
Colombia's PV project pipe reaches 8.8 GW
Colombia's Mining and Energy Planning Unit (UPME) has released in-depth information on projects under development of sustainable sources in Colombia as of July 31 of this year. According to the government agency, there are presently 385 projects completing 15 GW at various stages of advancement, consisting of 4 biomass, 17 wind, 93 hydro, 271 solar and also 7 thermal. The 271 photovoltaic projects presently being prepared, developed or integrated in the nation have a combined capability of 8,855 MW. Of those, 54 were launched in 2018, 159 last year as well as 58 up until now in 2020. By power range, 99 projects are less than 1 MW; 69 are in between 1 and also 10 MW; 41 between 10 as well as 20 MW; 10 in between 20 as well as 50 MW; 26 in between 50 and also 100 MW; and also 26 are greater than 100 MW. The largest variety of projects, 39, is concentrated in the department of Valle, adhered to by Santander, with 23. The Ministry of Mines as well as Energy announced this week that from 2018 to 2022, Colombia will certainly enhance its installed solar and also wind capability 50 times: the nation will go from having less than 50 MW in 2018 to more than 2,500 MW in 2022.
Aug 11, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, South america, Colombia, upme
Gonvarri Solar Steel Seals 37 MW Tracker Deal in Colombia
has signed a contract to provide 37 MW of solar trackers for three projects in Colombia's Cordoba department. The TracSmart+ 1V trackers, both single-row and
Nov 3, 2023 // Markets & Finance News, South america, tracker, Colombia, Gonvarri Solar Steel
Some 800 MW of solar projects issued enviro permits in Colombia since Aug
It will certainly be located in the same location where utility firm Enel Colombia is currently constructing the 486.7-MW Guayepo I & II solar farm. Special
Dec 2, 2022 // Markets & Finance News, South america, Colombia, solar farm, ANLA
Colombia produces nearly 90% of its power from clean sources in Nov
which in Colombia additionally consists of large-size hydropower plants (HPPs) with reservoirs, produced 191.295 GWh per day usually in November, down by
Dec 26, 2022 // Markets & Finance News, South america, Colombia
MPC Energy Solutions, Akuo break ground on 26.55 MWp solar plant in Colombia
today. MPCES and Akuo Energy are the equity enrollers in the project, while Colombian industrial bank BanColombia SA (NYSE: CIB) offered the financial debt
Aug 12, 2021 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, South america, akuo, Colombia, PV Power Plant, MPC Energy Solutions
Spain's Soltec narrows net loss in Q1, markets assets in Colombia narrows net loss in Q1, markets assets in Colombia
development department sold 130 MW of early-stage solar projects in Colombia this May, with Soltec claiming that even more asset turning transactions in
May 12, 2023 // Markets & Finance News, Spain, South america, Europe, Soltec, Colombia
German Bank KfW Will Lend Colombia $203.8 m For Green Energy Transition
actually been priced estimate by the report as saying that Germany sustains Colombia in making its plan much more eco-friendly and developing the essential
Jul 26, 2022 // Markets & Finance News, Germany, Europe, KFW, Columbia, Columbia solar plant, Decentralised Renewable Energy, Green Energy transition
Celsia cuts ribbon at 9.9-MW solar farm in Colombia
in the Valle del Cauca division. The plant will certainly create power for Colombian confectionery company Colombina SA, particularly, for its sweet manufacturing
Dec 23, 2021 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, South america, Colombia, celsia, PV Power Plant
Cubico, Celsia team up to bring large-scale PV boost to Colombia
Colombia’s still-dormant solar scene is poised for a major boost under a new partnership, bringing together a European and a Latin American player. Cubico Sustainable Investments and Celsia this week unveiled plans to deploy a 400MW PV pipeline nation-wide, a significant push for a country where installed capacity sat in the double-digit-megawatt region last year. In a statement, the duo said the 400MW portfolio will be developed over the next two years. According to them, it will mark the Colombian debut for London-headquartered Cubico, which has now added a Bogotá office to existing bases in Europe, Oceania, the US, Brazil, Mexico and others. Contacted by PV Tech, Cubico said the 400MW pipeline comprises ground-mounted projects at various stages, with all “certain” to be ready-to-build soon. The plan is to deploy PV plants of “all sizes”, starting with an initial pipeline of five to 10 projects, the investor added. According to the firm, both Cubico and Celsia will be “partners at all levels” and wholly finance the 400MW portfolio by themselves, with equity funding set to reach “at least” US$100 million. Construction will be taken care of by an external EPC contractor, Cubico told this publication. For Cubico – which draws funds from Canadian pension groups OTPP and PSP to invest in global renewable plays – the Colombian move follows the completion of 350MWp Soles in Mexico, one of the top solar winners years ago of the country’s now-paralysed auction programme. Colombia plays PV catch-up as it vows to lead Latin American push The new partnership is the latest utility-scale PV proposition to see the light in Colombia this year, heralding a major solar boost for a country that was home to a 84MW market in 2018 where Brazil hosted 2.29GW and Mexico boasted 2.54GW. So far in 2019, the Andean state has marked the operational launch of its largest PV plant to date – Enel’s 86.2MW El Paso – and the proposal of even bulkier successors, including Diverxia’s 240MWp Atlántico Photovoltaic and a 100.5MW project in the country’s northeast. One of the two proponents of the new 400MW pipeline, Celsia styles itself as the developer of Colombia's first large-scale plants, twin 9.9MW arrays in Cali and Cartagena. A third 9.9MW PV project is understood to be under construction, followed by a further two developments. A PV Tech Power feature explored this year Colombia’s quest to kickstart renewable growth, a push meant to diversify a hydro-reliant, drought-vulnerable energy mix. As recently reported, current president Iván Duque is keen for the country to lead a Latin American clean energy push. The country stands now only days from its first ever large-scale renewable auction. Acciona, Canadian Solar, EDF, Enel Green Power and Trina Solar have all put projects forward for the delayed tender, which will match developers with buyers for 15-year contracts. Colombia is also thought to hold significant potential on the small-scale PV end. As Celsia explained to PV Tech earlier this year, the firm is amongst those with ambitions in the segment, with plans to deploy a 100MW small-scale portfolio of rooftop arrays and others.
Oct 10, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, Canadian Solar, EDF, South america, Europe, Brazil, Oceania, enel green power, Trina Solar, Mexico, North America, cubico, large-scale pv, Acciona, Colombia, celsia, pension fund
Enel Green Power acquires 610MW of Soltec trackers for projects in Peru as well as Colombia
it has mounted the very first solar modules at its 187MWdc La Loma plant in Colombia. Located in the Cesar region, the plant will feature greater than 400,000
Jan 19, 2022 // Markets & Finance News, South america, trackers, enel green power, Soltec, Powertis, Peru, Colombia
Verano Energy buys 296 MWp of solar projects in Colombia
according to the reports. The projects are the 270-MWp Las Palmeras in the Colombian division of Cesar, the 13-MWp Chicala in Atlantico and also the 13-MWp Bambu
May 12, 2023 // Plants, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, Verano Energy, solar projectColombia
Spain's Grenergy opens up 37-MWp solar farm complex in Colombia
Grenergy claimed it had authorized a long-term off-take agreement with Colombian power firm Celsia. The Spanish renewables developer claims it runs 72 MW of
Feb 6, 2023 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Spain, Europe, Grenergy Renovables, PV Power Plant