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Cuba addresses energy crisis with 2 GW of solar

Cuban Minister of Energy Vicente de la O Levy says 2 GW of planned solar capacity will come from 92 ground-mounted PV plants spread across the island.

Mexico’s distributed solar installations hit 700 MW in 2023

Mexico had 3.33 GW of cumulative distributed solar capacity at the end of December 2023, on 700 MW of new additions for the full year.


Colombia’s large-scale PV capacity additions hit 207 MW in 2023

Colombia’s cumulative installed utility-scale PV capacity hit 486 MW at the end of December 2023, on 207 MW of new installations for the full year.


Chilean copper miner Codelco assigns 1.8 TWh/year in renewables auction

Colbún, Atlas Renewable Energy, and Innergex were the winners of National Copper Corporation of Chile’s (Codelco) latest procurement exercise. They secured 15-year power purchase agreements (PPAs) to supply clean power from 2026.

Argentina hits 1.36 GW of PV capacity

New figures from Cammesa, the state-owned company that manages Argentina’s wholesale electricity market, show that solar accounted for 3.1% of total national generating capacity at the end of December 2023.


Colombia assigns 4.4 GW of solar for $0.0182/kWh in latest energy auction

The Colombian authorities have allocated 4.4 GW of solar capacity at a rate of $0.0182/kWh in the nation’s latest energy auction, with solar plants accounting for approximately 99% of the assigned capacity.


Grenergy secures PPA for 260 MW-1,100 MWh of solar-plus-storage in Chile

Grenergy said its new power purchase agreement (PPA) for 260 MW/1,100 MWh of solar-plus-storage in Chile has a duration of 15 years. The installation is part of the fourth phase of the massive 1 GW/4 GWh Oasis de Atacama solar-plus-storage project.

PowerChina finalizes construction of 480 MW PV plant in Chile

PowerChina has finished building a 480 MW solar plant in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, which is recognized for having the world’s highest solar radiation levels.


Chile approves plan to allocate public land for energy storage projects

A new initiative by the Chilean Ministry of Energy and the Ministry of National Assets is expected to cover storage projects with an aggregate capacity of 13 GWh, distributed mainly in the regions from Arica y Parinacota to Atacama.


US developer switches on largest solar-plus-storage project in Puerto Rico

Depcom Power has commissioned a 90 MW solar plant linked to 51.5 MW of battery storage in Salinas, on the southern coast of Puerto Rico.


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