Argentina

Argentina to launch 400 MW mini RE auction next month

The mini-tender will be held under the RenovAr program for large-scale renewables, but will be limited to projects not exceeding 10 MW in size. The quota for solar and wind will be around 350 MW. Auctions for projects larger than 10 MW were suspended by the Argentinean government in early August.

Four key takeaways from Intersolar South America

The sixth edition of Intersolar South America in Sao Paulo has showed unequivocally that both international and Brazilian players firmly believe in the big potential of the Brazilian solar market, despite the current political uncertainty and usual economic challenges. Overall, the event was larger and of a higher quality than last year, while in the absence of future dates for new large-scale solar auctions, and stable conditions for private PPAs, DG is emerging as the market’s main driver.

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Argentina suspends RE auctions

The planned fourth round of the RenovAr program will probably not be held this year or next. The Argentinian government says grid constraints and difficult financing conditions may increase the auction’s prices.

Scatec, Equinor acquire 117 MW PV project in Argentina

The Guañizuil II A project was selected by Argentina’s government under phase two of the third round (Ronda 2) of the country’s renewable energy program, Renovar.

IDB finances Jinko’s 80 MW project in Argentina

The project, to be developed in the province of San Juan, was selected by the Argentinean government in the second auction round (Ronda 1.5) of the RenovAr program for large-scale renewable energy projects.

Genneia acquires 82 MW of PV projects in Argentina

The Argentinean energy company has agreed to buy three utility-scale projects selected by the Ministry of Energy and Mines in the second round (Ronda 1.5) of the Renovar program.

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Canadian Solar buys 97.6 MW project in Argentina

The solar facility, planned to be built in the northwestern province of Salta, was awarded a 20-year PPA in the second round (Ronda 1.5) of the Argentinean program for large-scale renewable energy projects, RenovAr.

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World Bank approves another $250 million guarantee to support renewables in Argentina

This new transaction is intended to support projects selected in Round 3 of Argentina’s renewable energy program for large-scale projects. The funds are expected to leverage private investments for an amount that should be nine times higher than the value of the guarantee.

Argentina grants dispatch priority to three private PPAs for 26 MW of solar

The three projects will all be located in the north of the country, one of the regions with the world’s highest levels of solar irradiation.

Argentina launches tender for supply of 120,000 solar kits

The solar kits will be installed in rural areas with no connection to the country’s power grid.

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