Latin America PV Snippets: ACERA, Voltalia, MPC Energy

Chile Must Expand Renewable Energy Capacity By An Additional 8 GW By 2025; Voltalia Constructing 320 MW Solar Project In Brazil; Isotron EPC Contractor For MPC Energy Solutions’ PV Projects In El Salvador

ACERA study on Chilean NCRE capacity: Chilean renewable energies association Acera believes the country needs an additional 8 GW of non-conventional renewable energy (NCRE) installed capacity between 2022-2025 in addition to that already committed, corresponding to around 10 GW to be put in service if Chile wants to have a sustainable electricity supply.

Latin America PV Snippets: Ecuador, Argentina, Helexia

Gransolar-Total Eren Wins Conolophus Solar Project In Ecuador; 7 Bids For Renewable Energy Powered Mini Grids In Argentina; Helexia Building 60 MW Solar Capacity For Vivo Mobile In Brazil

Gransolar & Total Eren win Ecuador project: The Ministry of Energy and Non-Renewable Natural Resources (MERNNR) of Ecuador has awarded the contract for 14.8 MW solar PV project with 40.9 MWh battery energy storage capacity to the consortium of Gransolar & Total Eren.

Latin America PV Snippets: Energea, Mainstream, Sonnedix, DR

Energea Global Secures $27 Million From BTG Pactual For 28 MW Solar In Brazil; Mainstream Renewable Power Commissions 145 MW Solar Project In Chile; Sonnedix’s 150 MW Chilean Solar Project Cleared; Dominican Republic Achieves 13% Renewables Share In Total Energy Mix

$27 million for 28 MW solar in Brazil: US based renewable energy investment manager Energea Global has raised $27 million from Latin American investment bank BTG Pactual to construct a portfolio of solar power projects in Brazil with a combined capacity of over 28 MW.

Latin America PV Snippets: Argentina, Canadian Solar, Neoen

Argentina Installed 187.66 MW New Renewable Energy Capacity In Q2/2021; Canadian Solar Raises BRL 500 Million For Brazilian Solar Portfolio; Financial Closure For 11 MW/8MWh Batteries For Neoen’s 241 MW Solar Farms In El Salvador

187.66 MW RE for Argentina in Q2/2021: Argentina installed 187.66 MW of new renewable energy capacity in Q2/2021, down from 382.18 MW installed in Q1/2021, according the government statistics.

Latin America PV Snippets: Argentina, Innergex, Norsk Solar

Argentina Launches Mini Grids Tender For Rural Regions; Innergex To Acquire Remaining 50% Share In Chilean Renewable Company; Norsk Solar To Develop 37 MW Solar With GDSolar For Origo Energia In Brazil

Argentina tender for rural RE plants: Argentina’s Secretariat of Energy of the Nation has called for bids to set up 4 renewable energy generation plants for rural towns of Laguna Blanca, Aguada Guzmán and Colán Conhué, in the province of Río Negro, and El Peñón, in Catamarca.

Latin America PV Snippets: Energea, Sonnedix, UN-ECLAC

Energea Global & GESO To Invest In 18 Distributed Power Generation Projects In Brazil; Sonnedix Starts Construction Of 160 MW Project In Chile; UN-ECLAC Issues EOI For 265 kW Solar System In Chile

$63 million for Brazilian solar market: US based renewable energy project developer and retail investment platform Energea Global has secured $63 million from London listed investment trust VH Global Energy Opportunities PLC (GESO) to co-invest in distributed solar projects in Brazil.

Latin America PV News Snippets: MPC, BNDES, Elecnor

MCP Caribbean Led Consortium To Acquire 33.4 MW PV Project In Dominican Republic; BNDES Approves BRL 189.9 Million For 68 MW Solar In Brazil; Atlas Renewable Energy Hires Elecnor For 359 MW PV

MPC Caribbean to acquire PV capacity in Dominican Republic: Caribbean based investment company MPC Caribbean Clean Energy Ltd has signed an acquisition agreement as part of a consortium to acquire 33.4 MW Monte Plata Solar Park in the Dominican Republic from Taiwanese solar module company and system integrator United Renewable Energy Co.

Latin America PV News Snippets: Votorantim, Nextracker, BMR

Votorantim Energia & CPP For ‘1st’ Hybrid Solar & Wind Project In Brazil; Vale To Deploy Nextracker Trackers For 766 MW Brazilian Solar Project; BMR Energy Building 5 MW Solar Project In Costa Rica For Virgin Group

1st hybrid solar and wind project in Brazil: Votorantim Energia and Canada pension Plan Investment Board (CPP) have announced a solar and wind power project with 85.2 MW DC/68.7 MW AC capacity calling it Brazil’s 1st hybrid power project.

Latin America PV News Snippets: Voltalia, Atlas, Engie, EDP

Voltalia Wins 5 MW PV+9.3 MWh Storage Project In French Guiana; Atlas Renewable Energy Secures $150 Million For 359 MW Brazilian Solar Project; Engie Energia Chile Supplying Clean Energy To Chilean Bakery Company Ideal; Claro Brasil Gets New Solar Plant From EDP  

Voltalia wins French Guiana solar tender: French renewable energy company Voltalia claims to have emerged as the sole winner of the 5th period of France’s CRE 4 tender round, for non-interconnected areas for ground based solar power plants in French Guiana.

Latin America PV Snippets: Colombia, Acciona, Anglo American

Colombia Planning 2nd Renewable Energy Auction Before October 31, 2021; Acciona Supplying Solar PV & Wind Power To Chile’s Garces Fruit; Anglo American Claims 100% Renewable Energy Procurement For South American Operations

2nd renewable energy auction in Colombia: The Colombian Ministry of Mines and Energy has confirmed the country will hold its 2nd renewable energy auction latest by October 31, 2021, according to BNAmericas.

Latin America PV Snippets: Sonnedix, Enel, Argentina

Sonnedix 170 MW Chile Project Inaugurated By Chilean President Sebastián Piñera; Blumar Seafoods To Procure Renewable Energy From Enel Generacion; Argentina Wants Solar Power For 406 Rural Schools

170 MW solar project inaugurated in Chile: Sonnedix’s 170 MW solar power plant in Chile has been officially inaugurated by the country’s President Sebastián Piñera, after it started commercial operations in February 2021.

LATAM PV News Snippets: Solarever, Enertis, Vivo, Solek

Solarever & UNAM For Solar Laboratory In Mexico; Enertis Joins Hands With Matrix Renewables For Solar In Chile; Vivo To Source Solar Power From Maraba Project; Solek Raises $85.25 Million For Chile Projects From Natixis

PV research laboratory: Mexican solar panel manufacturer Solarever and the Renewable Energy Institute of National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) will build what they believe will be the largest solar laboratory in the country.

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