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Chile launches tender to assign up to 2,456 hectares of public land for solar, RE

Interested developers will have time until February 7, 2018, to submit their projects proposals. All of the tendered areas are in Chile’s northern region of Atacama.

Argentina allocates 556.8 MW of PV in third round of RenovAr program

The lowest bid among the selected solar projects was confirmed at US$40.44/MWh. The average price of all the 66 qualified offers for PV was $43.5/MWh.

Soltec provides trackers for Scatec’s 162 MW solar project in Brazil

Around 5,300 trackers will be installed at a plant that Scatec Solar has developed in the Brazilian state of Ceará. With this project, Soltec has supplied a total of 909 MW worth of trackers in the country, and 1.7 GW in Latin America.

Mexico: Third auction sees 1.3 GW of contracted solar capacity

Solar was awarded 55% of the contracted energy and 58.3% of the clean energy certificates in Mexico’s latest auction. It concluded with an average price of $20.57/MWh, which represents a world record.

AES deploys 20 MW of storage in the Dominican Republic

AES Dominicana’s 20 MW storage system helped maintain the power grid operational during the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.


Colombia announces renewable projects to provide power to 60,000 people

The Government of Colombia has dedicated COP 200 billion ($69 million) to renewable projects, as part of the country’s sustainable development objectives. The projects funded will supply up to 60,000 Colombian’s with electricity, according to the Ministry of Mines and Energy.

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