Argentina

Argentina: New distributed generation provisions come into force

The publication of the law in Argentina’s Official Journal marks the entry into force of the new rules for the distributed generation of renewable energy sources under net metering.

Argentina awards additional 259 MW of PV in third auction round

The developers of the five newly selected PV projects, which were initially excluded from the round, have agreed to reduce their prices to the levels of those selected in late November. The additional solar capacity has raised the total assigned power for PV up to 816.3 MW.

Argentina grants final approval for new distributed generation law

Under the new rules, which are expected to come into force in the first quarter of 2018, owners of residential and commercial PV systems will be allowed to sell excess power to the grid under a net metering mechanism.

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.

Lowest solar bid in Argentina’s latest RE auction reaches $40.4/MWh

The average price of all solar bids in Argentina’s third renewable energy auction was US$48.9/MWh. The successful bidders will be announced next week.

Around 5.2 GW of solar to compete in third round of Argentina’s RenovAr program

PV will compete with 3.8 GW of wind and a few hundreds of megawatts of less established renewable energy sources.

Jemse breaks ground on 300 MW solar park in Argentina

The 300 MW solar park, which consists of the three 100 MW Cauchari projects – 1, 2 and 3 – is being developed by local government-run company Jemse SE.

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Argentinean government adjusts standards for locally manufactured PV components

Argentina’s Ministry of Energy and Mines has published new standards for local PV production, mere days before it plans to announce the winners of the second round of its RenovAr auction program for renewables.

Argentina to extend exemption from custom duties for solar imports until the end of 2018

The announcement was given by the country’s energy minister, Juan José Aranguren, during a conference, according to local newspaper Clarín.

Bond for Argentina’s largest PV plant 3.4 times oversubscribed

The Argentinean province of Jujuy has issued a $210 million green bond which will co-finance a 300 MW solar project selected in the first round of the country’s program for large-scale renewables RenovAr.

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