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.
Prodiel will begin construction on the 162 MW PV plant, developed by Norway’s Scatec Solar and Statoil, “imminently”. The US$215 million project is expected to be operational in Q4 2018.
Overall, Brazil’s total distributed renewable energy generation has topped 200 MW.
This time, the state of Espíritu Santo has agreed to adopt the fiscal incentive for net-metered solar PV systems up to 1 MW. The measure has been suggested by the Brazilian central government to all the country’s states since September 2015.
The funds will be used to provide financing for residential PV projects across all of the nine states that form the so-called Amazônia Legal.
The tax benefits for renewable energy generation projects, which were set to expire at the end of this year, have been extended until the end of 2022.
The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica is seeking consultants for the feasibility study of a grid-tied project, which will also have to be combined with storage.
Four more countries have ratified the International Solar Alliance (ISA) framework agreement, taking the total number to 19. On Wednesday December 6, the ISA will be established as a legal international intergovernmental body.