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Ecuador allocates 345.3 MW of solar in renewables auction

The lowest bid for PV in Ecuador’s latest procurement exercise was $0.0498/kWh. The selected developers secured 25-year power purchase agreements.

Engie completes 87.9 MW solar plant in Chile

Global Energy Services started building Engie’s 87.9 MW Capricornio solar project in northern Chile in 2019. The facility is located in a region that is known as the sunniest part of the world.

Water cleaning robot powered by solar aims to clean Latin America waterways

Researchers at the National University of La Plata (UNLP) in Argentina unveiled an autonomous robot powered by photovoltaic energy that collects waste and hydrocarbons from water surfaces.

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Engie plans Latin America’s largest storage project

Engie Energía Chile has announced plans to build a 638 MWh energy storage system at the Coya solar plant in Chile’s northern Antofagasta region.

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Brazil’s first large-scale battery goes online

Grid operator ISA CTEEP has started commercially operating a large-scale battery energy storage system (BESS) at the Registro substation in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo. The 30 MW/60 MWh BESS is expected to provide backup power to the grid during hours of peak demand in summer.

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Soltec, Enel to build new solar tracker factory in Spain

Enel and Soltec have revealed plans to open a new factory on the grounds of a former thermal power plant owned by Enel’s Endesa unit in Teruel, Spain.

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Chile enacts law on energy storage, electromobility

Chile has enacted the Renewable Energy Storage and Electromobility Law, which will compensate standalone storage projects for injecting electricity into the grid and being available at times of peak demand.

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Strategically timed, transnational exchange of solar energy

Argentina and Chile are reactivating the Andes Interconnection Line to facilitate the bidirectional exchange of energy. During the day, Argentina will receive 80 MW of solar from Chile, but it will export back 200 MW of natural gas at night.

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