Latin America PV Snippets: EGP, Fepam, Isagen, Creral

Enel Green Power Breaks Ground On 31 MW Solar Project In Panama; Fepam Approves 5 MW Agrivoltaic Project In Brazil; Isagen Acquires 100 MW Solar Project In Colombia; Construction On Distributed Solar Projects Of Creral
11:30 PM (Beijing Time) - 07. April 2021
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Enel Green Power expects to grid connect its 31 MW solar power plant in Panama in December 2021. Pictured is the Villanueva Solar Power Plant of Enel in Mexico. (Photo Caption: Enel Spa)

Key Takeaways

  • Enel Green Power Panama has started construction of a 31 MW solar power plant in Panama
  • Fepam has approved the installation of the 1st solar project in Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil
  • Isagen has taken over a 100 MW solar power plant from Solaer in Colombia
  • Creral has started construction on several distributed solar projects with 7.3 MW combined capacity

31 MW solar power plant in Panama: Enel Green Power Panama (EGPP) has started construction of a 30.88 MW solar PV project in Panama which when completed will bring online a total of 48.68 GWh of clean energy capacity annually. The Madre Vieja project will be equipped with 68,200 solar panels of 455W each. EGPP contemplates the project to complete construction in 8 months and projects it to be grid connected in December 2021 with commercial operations starting from February 2022. It is coming up in Chiriquí province, close to 5 MW Caldera and 8 MW Sol de David projects that the company has already commissioned.

5 MW agrivoltaic solar plant in Brazil: The State Foundation for Environmental Protection (Fepam) in Rio Grande do Sul of Brazil has green lighted the installation of an agrivoltaic project with 5 MW PV capacity. The installation license for the 1st solar project in this region, will enable Solargrid Autogeração to start construction of the project in Uruguaiana municipality for BRL 20 million. Project will be equipped with 13,888 monocrystalline bifacial solar panels each with 540W output along with solar trackers, and come up in an area used for rice plantation. The combination of bifacial solar panels and trackers is expected to ‘guarantee an increase of up to 40%’ in energy generation, according to Solargrid CEO Fabio Baldez. 

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100 MW solar changes hands in Colombia: Colombian electricity utility Isagen has acquired a 100 MW solar power project in the country from Spanish company Solaer, reported local media. The company believes this will enable it to diversify its clean energy mix. In January 2021, Isagen purchased 52.4 MW solar PV capacity in the form of 2 solar projects from China’s Trina Solar.

Brazil’s Creral building 7.3 MW solar: Brazilian cooperative Creral Cooperativa de Geracao de Energia e Desenvolvimento has started construction of distributed generation solar projects in the country with a combined capacity of over 7.3 MW. Of this, 2 projects of 1.15 MW each will be located in Rio Grande do Sul, and 3 projects of 1.3 MW each are coming up in Sao Paulo to generate a combined 3.9 MW. All these projects are expected to come online by the middle of 2021 and already have 10-year supply contracts in place.

Anu Bhambhani

Anu Bhambhani is the Senior News Editor of TaiyangNews

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