Latin America PV News Snippets

Celsia & Grupo Bancolombia’s Solar Platform In Colombia & More From Voltalia, Ingeteam & Meteocontrol

Latin America PV News Snippets

Starting with an initial target to install 33 MW solar through their new solar energy investment platform in Colombia, Celsia and Grupo Bancolombia Capital aim to expand it to over 160 MW in the next 5 years. (Photo Credit: Celsia SA)

Voltalia sells minority stake in 320 MW Brazilian plant; Ingeteam provides inverters for 210 MW Brazilian PV portfolio; meteocontrol to provide monitoring services for Celsia that has also launched a solar energy platform in Colombia with Grupo Bancolombia Capital.

Voltalia divests stake in Brazilian plant: France’s Voltalia has sold minority stake in 320 MW SSM1&2 Solar Power Plant in Brazil to STOA, an investment fund. The project is backed by 5 solar power sales contracts with an average duration of 16 years. Located in Rio Grande do Norte, the project is part of the Serra Branca cluster which Voltalia says is the world’s largest wind and solar cluster with a potential capacity of 2.4 GW and the French company is the controlling shareholder of a significant part of the projects here.

Ingeteam inverters for Brazil projects: Ingeteam of Spain has supplied its 210 MW inverters for 2 solar power plants in Brazil to Mercury Renew, part of the Comerc Energia Group. The 2 projects are 80 MW Brigida and 130 MW Bon Nome, both in operation in the state of Pernambuco as part of the same copmplex. Inverters for these projects were manufactured by the Spanish company at its fab in Sao Paulo. Ingeteam calls itself as the only manufacturer of solar inverters that it manufactures locally in Spain.

Colombian order for meteocontrol: Independent monitoring and flexible control systems provider for PV plants from Germany, meteocontrol GmbH will provide its VCOM Cloud monitoring services for the entire portfolio of solar PV plants of Colombian energy company Celsia in Colombia and all of Central America. The German company said the partnership is part of its internationalization strategy. Celsia has an operational renewable energy capacity of around 1.4 GW across Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica and Honduras. The Colombian company said it bundles the operational management of its production facilities and distribution networks in its NOVA control center in Yumbo. Now it will unify the monitoring for the PV plants on a single platform which will replace the different systems used so far.

New Colombian solar investment platform: Celsia has launched a new investment platform with Grupo Bancolombia Capital providing financing to companies for the development of solar power projects of up to 7.99 MW per project. While Celsia is be in charge of marketing, designing and operating solar power projects, Grupo Bancolombia will pour in finances. Through this new platform, both the partners plan to support sustainability efforts of businesses in the country while enabling them to save on energy bills. Both the partners will aim for an initial portfolio of 33 MW, and expand it to over 160 MW in the next 5 years with investments reaching close to COP 640,000 million ($167 million).

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